Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 FSI, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI, VW Eos (1F7, 1F8) 2.0 TFSI, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 2.0, VW TIGUAN (5N_) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW Jetta IV (162, 163, AV3, AV2) 2.0 TSI, VW Beetle Hatchback (5C1, 5C2) 2.0 TSI, VW CC (358) 2.0 TSI, VW Beetle Convertible (5C7, 5C8) 2.0 TSI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount / top munt VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tools you need:
Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
12-point socket # 24
HEX bit No.H6.
XZN socket bit # 6
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
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Repair Kit, suspension strut
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VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI
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VW Eos (1F7, 1F8) 2.0 TFSI
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VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 FSI
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Supporting Ring, suspension strut bearing
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Top Strut Mounting
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Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. 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.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 6 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Strut Mount on Golf 6 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI 2004 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Golf 6 2.0 TDI 2005 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Changing Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi 2006 by yourself
    Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. How to remove VW GOLF 1.4 2007 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 6
  6. How to replace Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wheel.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Golf 6 1.6 TDI 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Remove the hub bearing protection cap.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with wheel hub caps.
  8. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on VW GOLF ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  9. Changing of Strut Mount on Golf 6 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  10. VW GOLF 1.4 TSI Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Loosen the wheel hub bolt.Use drive 12-point socket #24.Use a tap wrench.
  11. Replacing Strut Mount on Golf 6 2006 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the cowl grille seal.Raise the wiper plastic cowl grille.
  12. GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 2007 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. How to change Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf 6 2009 1.4 Strut Mount
    Step 14
    Remove the wheel.
  15. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.Use a crowbar.
  16. How to change Strut Mount on Golf 6 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI 2004 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #16.Use XZN #6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Golf 6 2.0 TDI 2005 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.Use drive 12-point socket #24.
  19. Changing Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi 2006 by yourself
    Step 19
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. How to remove VW GOLF 1.4 2007 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  21. How to replace Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.Use a crowbar.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Golf 6 1.6 TDI 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a tap wrench.
  23. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on VW GOLF ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  24. Changing of Strut Mount on Golf 6 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Remove the drive shaft from the wheel hub.
  25. VW GOLF 1.4 TSI Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Replacing Strut Mount on Golf 6 2006 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Step 26
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a flat metal-working chisel.Use a hammer.
  27. GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 2007 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tip:
    Make sure that the steering knuckle is not released from load.
  28. How to change Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Unscrew the upper fastening of the shock absorber strut.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 6
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf 6 2009 1.4 Strut Mount
    Step 29
    Remove the suspension strut.
  30. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  31. How to change Strut Mount on Golf 6 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Compress the spring.
  32. How to replace VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI 2004 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  33. Golf 6 2.0 TDI 2005 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
  34. Changing Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi 2006 by yourself
    Step 34
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
  35. How to remove VW GOLF 1.4 2007 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Install the new mount, boot, and bump stop on the shock absorber.
  36. How to replace Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 36
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Golf 6 1.6 TDI 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Step 37
    Decompress the spring.
  38. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on VW GOLF ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 38
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  39. Changing of Strut Mount on Golf 6 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 39
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  40. VW GOLF 1.4 TSI Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 40
    Secure the upper fasteners of the shock strut.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    VW Golf 6 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  41. Replacing Strut Mount on Golf 6 2006 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Step 41
    Install and tighten a new bolt of the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 105 Nm torque.
  42. GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 2007 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 42
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
  43. How to change Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 43
    Mount the drive shaft into the wheel hub.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf 6 2009 1.4 Strut Mount
    Step 44
    Attach the ball joint to the control arm.
  45. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 45
    Tighten the ball joint fastening nut.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  46. How to change Strut Mount on Golf 6 2003 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 46
    Secure the stabilizer link on the suspension strut.Use a combination spanner #16.Use XZN #6. Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
  47. How to replace VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI 2004 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 47
    Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut.Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  48. Golf 6 2.0 TDI 2005 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 48
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  49. Changing Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi 2006 by yourself
    Step 49
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  50. How to remove VW GOLF 1.4 2007 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 50
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  51. How to replace Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 51
    Lower the car.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Golf 6 1.6 TDI 2009 - download illustrated guide
    Step 52
    Tighten the shock strut top mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  53. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on VW GOLF ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 53
    Install and secure the cowl grille.
  54. Changing of Strut Mount on Golf 6 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 54
    Tighten the bolt connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.Use drive 12-point socket #24.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  55. VW GOLF 1.4 TSI Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 55
    Install the hub bearing protection cap.
  56. Replacing Strut Mount on Golf 6 2006 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Step 56
    Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  57. GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 2007 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 57
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  58. How to change Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    Step 58
    Close the hood.
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