Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.8 GTI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 FSI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 12V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 SDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW POLO (9N_) 1.6 16V View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for POLO (9N_) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Polo 9N. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
XZN socket bit # 12
12-point socket # 30
HEX bit no.H6.
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Polo 9N. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Polo 9N – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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