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Hi i hit my mark 3 vw golf into a ditch and now the left hand side wheel is bent and possibly the ball joint or drive shaft. Will i be able to use parts from a vw polo of similar age. Will the vw polo driveshaft etc fit my 1997 vw golf?

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Simple answer: No. Polos and Golfs use different mechanical components.

More complicated answer: If there is that much damage then the bodyshell mountings are also quite likely to be distorted which will make any repair attempt futile. Ideally you must get the damaged parts stripped off and then get the mounting points accurately measured. This can only be done using specialised measuring equipment. The alternative is to invest in the parts needed for your repair and to fit them with an immediate alignment check at the nearest suitably equipped garage. If the alignment of the body is off then the car is effectively a write off as repairs will exceed the car value.

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How to repair a lower ball joint on the passenger side


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1. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove tire and wheel assembly, then install modified outer seal protector No. J34754, or equivalent, Fig.3 .
3. Remove lower ball joint cotter pin and nut, then loosen ball joint from steering knuckle using tool No. J-29330, or equivalent.
4. Position a suitable pry bar between suspension support and lower control arm and separate lower ball joint from steering knuckle. On some models, it may be necessary to remove nut attaching link to stabilizer shaft.
5. Locate center of rivet body and mark with a center punch.
6. Using a 1/8 inch drill, drill pilot holes completely through rivets. Using a 1/2 inch drill, drill final holes through rivets to ensure fitting of new ball joint.
7. Remove ball joint from lower control arm.
8. Assemble new ball joint to lower control arm with bolts provided in service package, Fig.9 . Tighten bolts to specifications.
9. Insert ball joint stud into steering knuckle and tighten nut to specifications, then install cotter pin.
10. Install wheel and tire and check front wheel alignment.

I hope this helps you.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel and tire assembly Skid plate, as required. If equipped Drive axle hub nut and washer Brake line and wheel speed sensor support bracket from the upper control arm to allow extra travel of the control arm. Left outer tie rod attaching nut and cotter pin. Separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle
  3. Position the tie rod aside and push steering linkage to the opposite side of the vehicle.

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  4. Taking pressure off the upper control arm by placing a support below the lower control arm between the spring seat and the ball joint.
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  5. Separate the axle shaft from the hub and rotor using tool J-28733 or equivalent.

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To install:
  1. Lubricate the axle and hub splines with an approved high temperature wheel bearing grease.
  2. Install or connect the following:

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  3. remove rod end
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