Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) S1 quattro, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 20
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK) – 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
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer bar with the control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 8
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 9
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    Disconnect the wiring from the bracket on the shock strut.
  6. Step 10
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 11
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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.
  7. Step 12
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 13
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a hammer.
  8. Step 14
    Lower the car.
    Step 15
    Open the hood.
    Step 16
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 17
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK)
  9. Step 19
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  10. Step 20
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip:
    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.
  11. Step 21
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    Compress the spring.
  12. Step 22
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 23
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 24
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  14. Step 25
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 26
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    Install a new strut mount.
  15. Step 27
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #20. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  16. Step 28
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    Decompress the spring.
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