Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 SDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 27
HEX bit No.H6.
XZN socket bit # 12
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  5. Step 5
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  8. Step 8
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    Loosen the wheel hub fastener. Use a drive socket #27. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  10. Step 10
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  11. Step 11
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 5
    Step 12
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    Remove the wheel.
  12. Step 13
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    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 17
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  16. Step 18
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use XZN #12. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  17. Step 19
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  18. Step 20
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  19. Step 21
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  20. Step 22
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    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.
  21. Step 23
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use a drive socket #27.
  22. Step 24
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  23. Step 25
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    Remove the drive shaft.
  24. Step 26
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  25. Step 27
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  26. Step 28
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    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber. Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. Step 29
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  28. Step 30
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  29. Step 31
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  30. Step 32
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts 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.
  31. Step 33
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    Compress the spring.
  32. Step 34
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  33. Step 35
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  34. Step 36
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  35. Step 37
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    Release the coil spring.
  36. Step 38
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  37. Step 39
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    Remove the spring.
  38. Step 40
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  39. Step 41
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  40. Step 42
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    Compress the spring.
  41. Step 43
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  42. Step 44
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #21. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 5. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  43. Step 45
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    Decompress the spring.
  44. Step 46
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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