Replaces

Volkswagen Beetle Golf Jetta Control Arm Dorman 520-760 - DMSLF00008

DORMAN LOWER CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY: 520-760

This replacement control arm is just what you need to bring back the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.

Specifications:

  • Brand New Dorman Control Arm
  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT LOWER
  • Includes new bushings
  • Control arm is new, not remanufactured or refurbished
  • Does NOT include ball joint

Worn or loose bushings can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace that heavily rusted, rotted, or damaged front lower control arm with the loose bushings or worn ball joints with our high quality all in one replacement.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:44)
    • Remove the lug nut covers with a 7mm Allen bit
    • Push the lug nut key into the special lug nut
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Lower Control Arm (1:37)
    • Remove the first 18mm bolt from the control arm with a ratchet and pipe for leverage
    • Loosen the second 18mm bolt with the ratchet and pipe
    • Hold the bolt with an 18mm wrench
    • Remove the second 18mm bolt with the ratchet
    • Remove the 16mm bolt from the sway bar link
    • Attach locking pliers between the wheel knuckle and the ball joint nut
    • Remove the ball joint nut with a 19mm wrench
    • Pull the wheel aside
    • Pull the control arm down and out
  3. step : Removing the Ball Joint from the Control Arm (3:20)
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts that hold the ball joint in place
    • Pull the ball joint out of the control arm
  4. step : Attaching the Ball Joint to the New Control Arm (3:33)
    • Put the new ball joint into place on the control arm
    • Put the ball joint bracket into place
    • Thread the 13mm bolts through from the bottom
    • Tighten the 13mm bolts to 40 foot-pounds of torque
  5. step : Installing the Lower Control Arm (4:10)
    • Push the control arm into place
    • Tap it into place with a hammer if necessary
    • Push the 18mm bolts and associated nuts into place
    • Push the ball joint into the wheel knuckle
    • Put the 19mm nut onto the ball joint
    • Tighten the 19mm nut
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 70 foot-pounds
    • Insert the 16mm bolt into the sway bar link
  6. step : Reattaching the Wheel (6:08)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the lug nut caps

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 7mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 13mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1998-2010 VW Beetle Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side Dorman 520-760
  • 1999 VW Golf Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side (8th Vin Digit J) Dorman 520-760
  • 2000-2002 VW Golf Hatchback Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side Dorman 520-760
  • 2003 VW Golf Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side Dorman 520-760
  • 2004 VW Golf Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side excluding R32 Models Dorman 520-760
  • 2005 VW Golf Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side Dorman 520-760
  • 2006 VW Golf Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side (8th Vin Digit J) Dorman 520-760
  • 1999 VW Jetta Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side (8th Vin Digit M) Dorman 520-760
  • 2000-2004 VW Jetta Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side Dorman 520-760
  • 2005 VW Jetta Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side (8th Vin Digit J or M) Dorman 520-760
  • 2006 VW Jetta Wagon (Canada Built Models (1st VIN Digit 2)) Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side Dorman 520-760
  • 2007-2009 VW Jetta Front Lower Control Arm Driver or Passenger Side (8th Vin Digit M) Dorman 520-760

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 520-760
  • Hollander 512-58513AL
  • Hollander 512-58513AR
  • OE # 1J0 407 151 B
  • OE # 1J0 407 151 C
Part #: DMSLF00008

Ships in 1-3 Business Days. Delivery times vary.

Dorman
Brand #: 520-760

How-to Video:

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