Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.6, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.6, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 SDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8 T, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 2.0, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.4, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.4 16V, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) RS 1.8 T, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8 T 4x4, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front strut mount on SKODA OCTAVIA 1U [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – Skoda Octavia 1U. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
HEX bit No.H6.
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 20.6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – Skoda Octavia 1U. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – Skoda Octavia 1U. Take the following steps:
  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:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Skoda Octavia 1U
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. 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 link to the control arm.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 9
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 10
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    Clean the lower fastener connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  8. 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.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 13
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  11. Step 14
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a rubber mallet.
  12. Step 15
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    Lower the car.
  13. Step 16
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    Open the bonnet.
  14. Step 17
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  15. Step 18
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    Clean the upper fastener of the suspension strut mount.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 19
    How to change Strut Mount on Skoda Octavia 1u 1996 - free PDF and video manuals
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #20.6.Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Octavia 1U – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  17. Step 20
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  18. Step 21
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – Skoda Octavia 1U. 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.
  19. Step 22
    Changing Strut Mount on SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8 T 1999 by yourself
    Compress the spring.
  20. Step 23
    How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 2000 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 24
    How to replace Strut Mount on SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 2001: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a drive socket #20.6.Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 25
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  23. Step 26
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  24. Step 27
    Changing of Strut Mount on Skoda Octavia 1u 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #20.6.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – Skoda Octavia 1U. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  25. Step 28
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 29
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use copper grease.
    Step 30
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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