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

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI TT (8N3). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Combination spanner #16
Torque wrench
Adjustable wrench
Wheel impact socket #17
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI TT (8N3). 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.
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
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI TT (8N3)
  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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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI TT (8N3). Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the support from under the rear arm.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a combination spanner #16. Use an adjustable wrench.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – AUDI TT (8N3). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  15. Step 16
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
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