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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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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
HEX bit no.H5.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Pin punch
Hammer
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5). AUTODOC recommends:
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5).
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
    Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  6. Step 9
    Lower the car.
    Step 10
    Open the hood.
    Step 11
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 12
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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  7. Step 13
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  8. Step 14
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    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a flat screwdriver.
  9. Step 15
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  10. Step 16
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  11. Step 17
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  12. Step 18
    Compress the spring.
    Step 19
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 20
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 21
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    Remove the top strut mount. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5). Professionals recommend:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  15. Step 22
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    Install a new strut mount.
  16. Step 23
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H5. Use a drive socket #19. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 50 nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  17. Step 24
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 25
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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