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If your MK7 VW GTI or Audi is beginning to feel a bit sloppy in the corners or is making unusual clunking noises, there's a good chance that your ball joints need replacing. Luckily, Volkswagen made it easy with simple-to-replace ball joints. 

Unlike many cars with ball joints that are integrated into the control arm, the ball joint on the MK7 Volkswagens and Audis are separate and fairly simple to replace. They attach via three bolts that are easily accessible. 

MK7 VW Audi Ball Joint Kit


MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit Replacement Symptoms

When your ball joints need replacing, you usually notice it as the symptoms are fairly apparent. When you do start noticing these symptoms, they shouldn't be ignored as your ball joints are one of the main suspension components, and if they completely fail, can have catastrophic results. 

  • Steering Wheel Wander
  • Unusual/Excessive Front End Vibrations
  • Uneven Tire Wear 
  • Clunking from Front Suspension

There isn't an exact mileage that ball joints tend to fail at. This depends on your driving style, the exact model of car, and the quality of the roads that you drive on daily. 

The job overall is extremely easy to do yourself. Even the diagnosis is simple as you can just jack up your car, remove a wheel, and check for tears in the ball joint boot. As well as that, you can use a pry bar to check for play in the ball joint itself.


MK7 Volkswagen & Audi Models Applicable

These ball joints fit a variety of MK7 Volkswagen and Audi models produced between 2006 and 2018, including:

  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2009-2017 Volkswagen CC
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen GTI
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2017-2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • 2015-2016 Audi A3
  • 2015-2018 Audi A3 Quattro
  • 2015-2018 Audi S3
  • 2016-2018 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron



MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit Interactive 3D Parts Diagram

  • Unfortunately, we don't have a 3D parts diagram available at this time. 


Parts Included with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit


Additional Parts Required with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit

  • There aren't any additional parts required when replacing your ball joints. These are simple to replace and don't require any other parts to be removed. 


Special Tools Required with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit

  • There aren't any special tools required. In fact, this job can be completed with just a couple hand tools. 


Additional Parts Recommended with MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit


Aftermarket Upgrades for MK7 VW GTI & Audi Ball Joint Kit

  • We don't recommend any aftermarket ball joints at this time. 

MK7 VW Audi Ball Joint Kit


It's a good thing that this ball joint kit comes with our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell, as they will need replacement down the road. Drive your car for another 50,000 miles or however long they last and replace them again after using our incredibly simple return procedure. 

In the video below, Jay Van Gorden, our Volkswagen Catalog Manager, gets up close with this MK7 Volkswagen/Audi Ball Joint Kit. If you're unsure if this ball joint kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.

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Written by :
Evan Madore

Writer/Editor at FCP Euro and owner of a daily R53 MINI Cooper, a track-built R53 MINI, and a 1997 Dakar Yellow E36 M3 Sedan. ••• Instagram: @evan.madore

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