Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Audi A4 B5 Avant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hammer
Pin punch
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Audi A4 B5 Avant. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – Audi A4 B5 Avant. Use the following procedure:
  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 A4 B5 Avant. Tip:
    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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    Unscrew the ABS cable holder. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
    Remove the ABS wiring harness bracket.
    Step 8
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
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    Unscrew the upper arm fastenings. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 14
    Detach the suspension arm from the rear knuckle.
    Step 15
    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
    Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 17
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
    Step 18
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 19
    Detach the lower control arm. Use a crowbar.
    Step 20
    Pull down the suspension control arm. Use a crowbar.
    Step 21
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  16. Step 22
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Audi A4 B5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  17. Step 23
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    Compress the spring.
  18. Step 24
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 25
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 26
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 27
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    Remove the upper shock absorber mount assembled with the control arms.
  20. Step 28
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    Release the coil spring.
  21. Step 29
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    Remove the spring.
  22. Step 30
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  23. Step 31
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    Install the upper shock absorber mount assembled with the control arms.
  24. Step 32
    Compress the spring.
    Step 33
    Install the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
    Step 34
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #18. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 70 Nm torque.+90°
    Replacement: coil springs – Audi A4 B5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Important! Be sure to use new fasteners.Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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