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This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 (8E2, B6). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H6.
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Flat chisel
Rubber mallet
Flat Screwdriver
Pliers
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 (8E2, B6). AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 (8E2, B6).
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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A4 (8E2, B6)
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the upper arm fastenings. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 2000 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Remove the control arms. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  12. Step 12
    A4 Saloon (8E2, B6) 1.6 2001 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut.
  13. Step 13
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    Lower the car.
  14. Step 14
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 15
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 16
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    Remove the protective caps out of the shock absorber mounting fastener. Use a flat screwdriver. Use pliers.
  15. Step 17
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 (8E2, B6). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  16. Step 18
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  17. Step 19
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 (8E2, B6). Professionals 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.
  18. Step 20
    Compress the spring.
    Step 21
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 22
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 23
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 (8E2, B6). Tip from AUTODOC:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  21. Step 24
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  22. Step 25
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A4 (8E2, B6). AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  23. Step 26
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 27
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
    Step 28
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  24. Step 29
    Changing of Strut Mount on Audi A4 B6 2003 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Secure the upper fasteners of the shock strut.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    AUDI A4 (8E2, B6) – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
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