Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.4 D Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 1.8, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 1.9 D, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 1.9 TD, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.4 D, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.0, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 Syncro, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.8 VR 6, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.4 D, VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.8 VR6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front shock absorber on VW TRANSPORTER 4 (T4) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Transporter T4. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Transporter T4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Replace both front shock absorbers at a time.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Transporter T4 – 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
    How to replace VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI 1991 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    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: shock absorbers – VW Transporter T4. AUTODOC recommends:
    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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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on T4 Transporter 2.5 TDI 1996 - download illustrated guide
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Transporter T4. Tip:
    If necessary, remove the rubber bush of the shock absorber.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Shock Absorber on T4 Transporter 1998 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Transporter T4
  10. Step 10
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Transporter T4. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  12. Step 12
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Shock Absorber on VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2002 - tips and tricks
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a combination spanner #17.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 1.9 TD 1990 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Remove the shock absorber upper mount.
  16. Step 16
    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
    Step 17
    How to change Shock Absorber on T4 Transporter 1990 - free PDF and video manuals
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace VW Transporter IV Minibus (70B, 70C, 7DB, 7DK, 70J, 70K, 7DC, 7DJ) 2.5 TDI 1991 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Install the shock absorber upper mount.
  18. Step 19
    T4 Transporter 2.4 D 1992 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Clean the shock absorber rod. Use WD-40 spray.
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