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 rear shock absorber on AUDI A4 B8 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for A4 Saloon (8K2, B8) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A4 B8. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Crow bar
Clip removal tool
Vice
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A4 B8. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A4 B8. Take the following 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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A4 B8
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew and remove the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use a clip removal tool.
  8. Step 8
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    Move the part aside.
  9. Step 9
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A4 B8. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  15. Step 15
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  16. Step 16
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    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount. Use a crowbar.
  17. Step 17
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 19
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A4 B8. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  21. Step 21
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    Screw the shock strut piston rod upper fastening. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6. Use a drive socket #16. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 35 nm torque.
  22. Step 22
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    Treat the shock absorber rod fastener. Use copper grease.
  23. Step 23
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    Install the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  24. Step 24
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    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
  25. Step 25
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Audi A4 B8. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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