This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
How to change Shock Absorber on Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Suspension Strut on Passat B6 Variant 2.0 TDI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Suspension Strut
Replacement: suspension strut – Passat B6 3C Variant. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H6.
XZN socket bit # 14
12-point socket # 24
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Clip removal tool
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Passat 3C5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 – Passat Variant B6. Use the following procedure:
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