Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 SDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 3.2 R32 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 MultiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front strut mount on VW GOLF 5 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 27
HEX bit No.H5.
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Flat screwdriver
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. 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.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 5
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 8
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  6. Step 9.1
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    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the steering knuckle.
    Step 9.2
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    Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
  8. Step 11.1
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.
    Step 11.2
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    Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 12
    Replacing Strut Mount on Golf 5 2006 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14.1
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.
    Step 14.2
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    Use a combination spanner #19.
  12. Step 15
    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle. Use a hammer.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use a drive socket #27.
  13. Step 17
    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
    Step 18
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 19
    Remove the drive shaft.
    Step 20
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 21.1
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    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.
    Step 21.2
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    Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 22
    Lower the car.
    Step 23
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    Open the hood.
  16. Step 24
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 25
    Remove the cowl grille seal.
    Step 26
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  17. Step 27
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 28
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    VW Golf 5 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  18. Step 29
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  19. Step 30
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. Tip:
    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.
  20. Step 31
    Compress the spring.
    Step 32
    Changing of Strut Mount on Golf 5 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 33
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 34
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  23. Step 35
    Clean the mounting seat of the shock strut mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
    Step 36
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    Install a new strut mount.
  24. Step 37
    How to change Strut Mount on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #21. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 5. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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