Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI Q5 (8RB) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Convertible (8F7) 2.0 TFSI quattro

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on Audi A4 B8 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Audi A4 B8. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi A4 B8. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H18.
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Flat Screwdriver
Vice
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
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Shock Absorber
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AUDI Q5 (8RB) 2.0 TFSI quattro
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AUDI A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro
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AUDI A5 Convertible (8F7) 2.0 TFSI quattro
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AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi A4 B8. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A4 B8 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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