Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.2 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.6 R36 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI EcoFuel, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 BlueTDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front strut mount VW PASSAT VARIANT B6 3C [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat Variant B6. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 24
HEX bit no.H5.
HEX bit no.H6.
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Flat Screwdriver
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat 3C5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • 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 Passat Variant B6. Recommended sequence of 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
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 7
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor electric socket. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 8
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat 3C5. AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  9. Step 11
    Clean the brake disc fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 13
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    Remove the brake disc.
  11. Step 14
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  12. Step 15
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 17
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 19
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  15. Step 20
    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 21
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    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use a drive socket #24.
  16. Step 22
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 23
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 24
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  18. Step 25
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    Remove the drive shaft from the wheel hub.
  19. Step 26
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    Lower the car. Open the bonnet.
  20. Step 27
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 28
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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  21. Step 29
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    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille.
  22. Step 30
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  23. Step 31
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 32
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Passat Variant B6
  24. Step 33
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  25. Step 34
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant. 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.
  26. Step 35
    Compress the spring.
    Step 36
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 37
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 38
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat 3C5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  29. Step 39
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  30. Step 40
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #21. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat Variant B6. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  31. Step 41
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
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