How to replace a ball joint on VW Jetta Golf mk4

How to replace a ball joint on VW Jetta Golf mk4

Ball joint replacement on Volkswagen Jetta Golf mk4

In this Video I am showing you how to replace a ball joint on Volkswagen Jetta Golf MK4 (passenger side). That includes all the Jetta and Golf from 1998 right to 2005. I am trying to explain to you what I’m doing to change the ball joint and why I am doing what I’m doing to change the ball joint. This is a great ‘Do It Yourself (DIY)’ tutorial to save money by replacing the ball joint on your own. After changing the ball joint, you have to get a wheel alignment done on your vehicle. Otherwise your tires might wear and you your steering wheel won’t be centered driving down the road.

Torque specifications:

– Ball joint stud to steering knuckle – 33 ft.-lbs

– Ball joint to control arm – 15 ft.-lbs then turn an additional 90 degree

– Stabilizer link to control arm – 33 ft.-lbs

– Wheels – 89 ft.-lbs


– passenger side ball joint –

– driver side ball joint –

Tools that I am using:

– 3/8 swivel ratchet –

– socket set –

– 3/8 impact swivel –

– 3/8 torque wrench –

– 3/8 milwaukee impact gun –

– pry bar –

– ball pein hammer, 16 oz –

– penetrating oil (liquid wrench) –

– rubber disposable gloves –

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In this channel I will show how to repair your vehicle or other vehicles yourself. I will also show you, teach you some trick what to look for at certain jobs and try to explain the best I can, on why I do it the way I do it. You will see links of the most of the tools and the parts, at good quality and reasonable cost, that I am using in the description of every video (It may be not the exact tool, but a tool that has the same function. So, it may be just a different brand). If any torque specs or other specs are mentioned in the video, they will also be found in the description. I am a self-employed mechanic myself, with a garage on my property. So here I am recording how I repair and trying to help you repair your customer vehicles and also how to fix your own vehicle and save many dollars. All the links in this description may be affiliate links. So, every video is intended to be a great ‘Do It Yourself (DIY)’ tutorial to save money. AutoTechWorld will take no responsibilities.

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