Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.2 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.2 TSI, AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7) 1.2 TFSI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A3 8PA. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T27
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Crow bar
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for A3 Sportback (8PA) and other AUDI models
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Shock Absorber
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AUDI A3 Hatchback (8P1) 1.2 TSI
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AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.2 TSI
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AUDI A3 Convertible (8P7) 1.2 TFSI
Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A3 8PA. Professionals recommend:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A3 8PA. Take the following steps:
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