Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) S4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Flat chisel
Rubber mallet
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6). AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6).
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. 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 A4 Avant (8E5, B6). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Strut Mount on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the upper arm fastenings. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 11
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    Detach the upper control arm from the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2003 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut.
  12. Step 13
    Lower the car.
    Step 14
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 15
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 16
    A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI 2004 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  13. Step 17
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    Remove the wiper cowl grille located on the right side.
  14. Step 18
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    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount. Use a flat screwdriver.
  15. Step 19
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6)
  16. Step 20
    How to change Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the suspension strut.
  17. Step 21
    How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  18. Step 22
    Audi A4 B6 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro 2003 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Compress the spring.
  19. Step 23
    Changing Strut Mount on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T 2004 by yourself
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 24
    How to remove AUDI A4 2.5 TDI 2001 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. Step 25
    How to replace Strut Mount on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  22. Step 26
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  23. Step 27
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  24. Step 28
    Changing of Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Decompress the spring.
  25. Step 29
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  26. Step 30
    Replacing Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2003 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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