Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VW T5 TRANSPORTER VAN [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – VW T5 Transporter. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 30
Shock absorber socket
HEX bit No.H7
XZN bit #14
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – VW T5 Transporter. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 T5 Transporter – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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