Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 FSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.2 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Supplementary Spring
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Coil spring buffer
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Audi A3 8PA. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Audi A3 8PA. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Both coil springs of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the rear suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A3 8PA – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: coil springs – Audi A3 8PA. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam. Use a combination spanner #18.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the exhaust system fastener. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Audi A3 8PA. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  15. Step 15
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    Pull down the suspension control arm. Take out the spring.
  16. Step 16
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 17
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    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
  18. Step 18
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  19. Step 19
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the fastening bolt.
    Replacement: coil springs – Audi A3 8PA. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Adjust the position of the alignment bolt according to the mark.
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