Removing The Front Suspension ~ White Wookie

MK3 Vr6 suspension

MK3 suspension

Today on Project White Wookie build, we are removing the front suspension. There are a few reasons the entire front suspension is being removed. I will be painting the engine bay. To properly paint the bay, I needed the suspension out of the way. It works out well because I will also be replacing the bushings, and painting the suspension components. This video also is paired up with a Facebook live show. You will be able to see some of the comments and question as they come in via FaceBook live. This is the first time I have done it this way. I would love to get your thoughts.

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Join me today as we discuss:Best Rust penetrating oil

  • Learn more about WD-40® Specialist® Products
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  • Why the front suspension is coming out
  • Pretreating suspension parts with WD40® Rust release penetrant
  • A mistake I made
  • Removing and securing the brake calipers and carrier
  • Removing subframe bolts
  • Tips for removing the steering rack
  • Removing the top nut on the strut with impact
  • Removing the top nut on the strut with hand tools
  • Lowering the front suspension
  • and more

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2 replies
  1. Richard Hanson
    Richard Hanson says:

    White Wookie, I was watching your videos on YouTube and found your Humble Mechanic blog as well. – This is a very informative website and all your videos are great and well done, they are a big help to people. Oh, also thanks for the Amazon link too.


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