Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 27
HEX bit No.H6
HEX bit No.H8
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi A6 C5 Avant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A6 C5 Avant – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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