Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a suspension strut repair kit on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
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Top Strut Mounting
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Repair Kit, suspension strut
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Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting
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Suspension Strut Mounting
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 4. 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 – VW Golf 4. 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 – VW Golf 4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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