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 VW GOLF 7 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 7. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Shock absorber socket DD#5,2
Shock absorber socket DD#6
Torx bit T25
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Vice
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 7. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 7 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the car.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 7. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  3. 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 7
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the lower shock absorber fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Support the rear knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the locker fasteners. Use a wire brush.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the locker fasteners. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Move the locker aside to gain access to the upper shock absorber fasteners.
  11. Step 12
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    Clean the charcoal canister fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
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    Unscrew the charcoal canister fastener. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 14
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    Move the charcoal canister aside to gain access to the upper shock absorber fasteners.
  14. Step 15
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock absorber upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 16
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    Unscrew the shock absorber mount fasteners. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  17. Step 18
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  20. Step 21
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 22
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  22. Step 23
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    Remove the shock absorber mount cap. Use a crowbar.
  23. Step 24
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  24. Step 25
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    Remove the fastener of the shock absorber piston rod. Use a drive socket #16. Use a shock absorber socket DD№5,2. Use a ratchet wrench.
  25. Step 26
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 7. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  26. Step 27
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    Install the mount, dust boot, and bump stop on a new shock absorber.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  27. Step 28
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    Tighten the shock absorber rod nut. Use a drive socket #16. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  28. Step 29
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    Treat the shock absorber rod fastener. Use copper grease.
  29. Step 30
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    Install the shock absorber mount cap.
  30. Step 31
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    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
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