VW ball joint. The ball joint connects the lower control arm to the spindle. If the boot rips, or after lots of miles they wear out. Check the joint for any free play. Purchase our OEM quality replacement ball joints and you'll be amazed how great your steering feels again. Best if both sides replaced at the same time. Works on both driver and passenger side.
Make sure you replace those nasty old rusty bolts with fresh ones when you install your VW ball joint. Check to see if your lower control arm is rusted or damaged in any way. If it is, replace it. A damaged control arm will effect your steering and alignment.