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This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for Lupo (6X1, 6E1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – VW Lupo 6X1. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H6.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Water pump pliers
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – VW Lupo 6X1. 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 – VW Lupo 6X1 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Lupo 6X1. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Disconnect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable from the shock absorber strut. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 7
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  8. Step 8
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  11. Step 11
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    Lower the car.
  12. Step 12
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    Open the bonnet.
  13. Step 13
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 14
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    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Lupo 6X1
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  16. Step 17
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Lupo 6X1. 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.
  17. Step 18
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    Compress the spring.
  18. Step 19
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 21
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  21. Step 22
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    Release the coil spring.
  22. Step 23
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    Remove the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Lupo 6X1. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  23. Step 24
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  24. Step 25
    Compress the spring.
    Step 26
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  25. Step 27
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Lupo 6X1. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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