Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.2 FSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.7 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.2 FSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.7 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 3.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A5 Coupe (8T3) 2.0 TFSI Flexfuel quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for A5 Coupe (8T3) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI A5 (8T3). 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 A5 (8T3). 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 A5 (8T3). 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
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A5 (8T3)
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew and remove the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use a clip removal tool.
  7. Step 8
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    Move the part aside.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  11. Step 12
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI A5 (8T3). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  14. Step 15
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 17
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. 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.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI A5 (8T3). 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.
  19. Step 20
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    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  20. 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.
  21. Step 22
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    Treat the shock absorber rod fastener. Use copper grease.
  22. Step 23
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    Install the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  23. Step 24
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    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
  24. Step 25
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI A5 (8T3). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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