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

How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 6. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 18
Combination spanner #18
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel impact socket #17
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 6. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 – VW Golf 6. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 6
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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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.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the exhaust system fastener.
  9. Step 9
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    Make a mark on the crossmember and on the camber adjustment bolt.
  10. Step 10
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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.
  11. Step 11
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 13
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – VW Golf 6. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  14. Step 14
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    Take out the spring.
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