How to replace front anti roll bar link / front drop link on VW PASSAT 5 (B5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16 Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17 Torque wrench
Wheel chock 1. Raise the front of the car and secure on supports. 2. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 3. Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 4. Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.
Use a combination spanner #16 (2 pieces). 5. Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer bar with the control arm.
Use a combination spanner #16 (2 pieces). 6. Remove the stabilizer rod. AUTODOC recommends:
Examine stabiliser bushes. Replace them if needed. 7. Clean the mounting seats of the stabiliser link.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 8. Install a new rod, tighten the fasteners. 9. Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use a combination spanner #16.
Use a drive socket #16. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 65 Nm torque. 10. Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer bar with the control arm. Use a combination spanner #16.
Use a drive socket #16. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 65 Nm torque. 11. Treat all joints of the stabiliser link.
Use copper grease. 12. Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim.
Use copper grease. 13. Clean the brake disk surface.
Use a brake cleaner. AUTODOC recommends:
After applying the spray, wait a few minutes. 14. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 15. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 120 nm torque.

 

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