Volkswagen Beetle Golf Jetta Control Arm Pair - 1ASFK00142

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  • Quantity:   Pair

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


  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT LOWER
  • Includes new bushings
  • Control arm is new, not remanufactured or refurbished
  • Does NOT include ball joints

Worn or loose rear 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 those heavily rusted, rotted, or damaged front lower control arms with the loose bushings with our high quality all in one replacements.

One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint on a control arm, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint and bushings for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

Our control arms are designed to be direct replacements for the original factory parts.  They are 100% brand new and require no modifications for installation.  No special tools are required because all of the bushings come pre-installed.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

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.

  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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01 Vw golf lower control arms
Awesome product and how to do video was very helpful!
August 14, 2017
Easy As Cake
The control arms and tie rod ends for my 2003 VW Jetta were a perfect fit. Doing it myself saved me over $600 in labor and could not of been possible without the awesome you tube videos produced by 1aauto. This company rocks and truly empowers people to DIY.
September 12, 2017
Fits Perfectly and Easy to Install
The part fits perfectly in my 2004 Jetta. The video provided was good to help with the installation on the passenger side. However, the driver side was troublesome because of the automatic transmission pan. The front most bolt is blocked by the pan and you cannot get it out without either removing the pan or unbolting the rear engine mount and tilting the engine forward 3 inches or so. Luckily I was replacing my rear engine mount at the same time so I was able to tilt the engine instead of having to remove the transmission pan and replace transmission fluid.
October 19, 2017
Great deal and fast shipping
I was delighted to have the parts I needed at a great price. Im on my 5th purchase from 1Aauto. You cant go wrong.
February 15, 2018
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Part #: 1ASFK00142

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