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

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 6. List of the tools you'll 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: suspension strut – VW Golf 6. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 6. Recommended sequence of steps:
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