Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 MultiFuel, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 R 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.2 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 R 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 BiFuel, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.2 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 R 4motion, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

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Tools
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
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. Step 1
    How to change Strut Mount on Golf Mk6 2008 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW GOLF 1.4 2012 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 6
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Golf Mk6 1.6 TDI 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the hub bearing protection cap.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with wheel hub caps.
  8. Step 8
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    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Golf 6. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Strut Mount on Golf Mk6 2010 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Screw in the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  10. Step 10
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    Loosen the wheel hub bolt. Use drive 12-point socket #24. Use a tap wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the cowl grille seal. Raise the wiper plastic cowl grille.
  12. Step 12
    GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 2013 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    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 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf Mk6 2009 1.4 Strut Mount
    Remove the wheel.
  15. Step 15
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    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Strut Mount on Golf Mk6 2008 - free PDF and video manuals
    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. Step 17
    How to replace VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI 2009 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    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. Step 18
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use drive 12-point socket #24.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi 2011 by yourself
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove VW GOLF 1.4 2012 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  21. Step 21
    How to replace Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2013: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm. Use a crowbar.
  22. Step 22
    How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Golf Mk6 1.6 TDI 2008 - download illustrated guide
    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. Step 23
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    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. Step 24
    Changing of Strut Mount on Golf Mk6 2010 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the drive shaft from the wheel hub.
  25. Step 25
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    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. Step 26
    Replacing Strut Mount on Golf Mk6 2012 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  27. Step 27
    GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 2013 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    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. Step 28
    How to change Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2008 - tips and tricks
    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 29
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Golf Mk6 2009 1.4 Strut Mount
    Remove the suspension strut.
  30. Step 30
    DIY replacement of Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI 2010 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    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. Step 31
    How to change Strut Mount on Golf Mk6 2008 - free PDF and video manuals
    Compress the spring.
  32. Step 32
    How to replace VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI 2009 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  33. 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.
  34. Step 34
    Changing Strut Mount on VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi 2011 by yourself
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
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