Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.2 TDI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.9 TDI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.2, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.4, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.6, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.4 TDI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.4 TDI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.9 TDI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.2, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.2 TSI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.2 TSI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.6 TDI, SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) 1.6 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
12-point socket # 36
HEX bit No.H5.
HEX bit No.H7.
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Hammer
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  2. Step 4
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 5
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the hub bearing protection cap.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with wheel hub caps.
  5. Step 7
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    Unscrew the hub lock nut. Use drive 12-point socket #36. Use a tap wrench.
  6. Step 8
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  7. Step 10
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    Remove the wheel.
  8. Step 11.1
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.
    Step 11.2
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    Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 12
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    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #16. Use HEX No.H5. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 13
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  11. Step 14
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 16
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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.
  14. Step 17
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    Clean the ball joint mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 18
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 19
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  17. Step 20
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    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm. Use a crowbar.
  18. Step 21
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use drive 12-point socket #36.
  19. Step 22
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    Treat the mounting seat of the driveshaft on the steering knuckle. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 23
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    Pull the drive shaft out of the steering knuckle and lifting it, tie to the body. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  21. Step 24
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  22. Step 25
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.Make sure that the steering knuckle is not released from load.
  23. Step 26
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    SKODA ROOMSTER (5J) – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  24. Step 27
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  25. Step 28
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). 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.
  26. Step 29
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    Compress the spring.
  27. Step 30
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    Clean the shock absorber rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  28. Step 31
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #21. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  29. Step 32
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
  30. Step 33
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    Release the coil spring.
  31. Step 34
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    Remove the spring.
  32. Step 35
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – SKODA ROOMSTER (5J). Professionals recommend:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  33. Step 36
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  34. Step 37
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  35. Step 38
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  36. Step 39
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    Compress the spring.
  37. Step 40
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
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