Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI flexible fuel, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI flexible fuel quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) 2.0 TFSI quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). List of the 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
Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both coil springs of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille.
  2. Step 4
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  3. Step 5
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 6
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 7
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 8
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  7. Step 9
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 10
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 12
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 13
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    Unscrew the upper control arm fasteners (2 pieces). Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 14
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 15
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    Undo the fastening nut that attaches the stabilizer link to the shock absorber fork. Use a combination spanner #16.
  13. Step 16
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 17
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the stabiliser bar. Use a combination spanner #16 (2 pieces).
  15. Step 18
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  16. Step 19
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 20
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    Unscrew the fastening bolt that connects the shock strut with the shock absorber fork. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 21
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 22
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    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 23
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    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use HEX No.H18. Use a tap wrench.
  21. Step 24
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    Unscrew the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 25
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a crowbar.
  23. Step 26
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    Clean the ABS sensor connector. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  24. Step 27
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    Detach the ABS sensor connector.
  25. Step 28
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  26. Step 29
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    Detach the upper control arm from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  27. Step 30
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  28. Step 31
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    Disconnect the brake hose. Use a crowbar.
  29. Step 32
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  30. Step 33
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. Step 34
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  32. Step 35
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    Detach the brake caliper retaining spring. Use a crowbar. Use a flat screwdriver.
  33. Step 36
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  34. Step 37
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  35. Step 38
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21.
  36. Step 39
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  37. Step 40
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 41
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    Detach the fastener that connects the shock strut to the control arm.
  38. Step 42
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8)
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  39. Step 44
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    Grip the suspension strut assembled with the control arms in a vice.
  40. Step 45
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  41. Step 46
    Undo the fastener that connects the shock strut with the shock absorber fork. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 47
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    Detach the shock absorber fork from the shock strut.
  42. Step 48
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Professionals recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  43. Step 49
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    Compress the spring.
  44. Step 50
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  45. Step 51
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  46. Step 52
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    Release the coil spring.
  47. Step 53
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  48. Step 54
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    Remove the spring.
  49. Step 55
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
    Step 56
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  50. Step 57
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  51. Step 58
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  52. Step 59
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    Compress the spring.
  53. Step 60
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – AUDI A4 Avant (8K5, B8). Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  54. Step 61
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  55. Step 62
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    Decompress the spring.
  56. Step 63
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  57. Step 64
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    Clean the mounting seats of the shock absorber fork. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  58. Step 65
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    Attach the shock absorber fork to the shock strut.
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