Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 FSI, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.6 GTI, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 TDI, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 16V, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.2 TDI 3L, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.7 SDI, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 16V, VW Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.0 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on VW LUPO 6x1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Lupo 6X1. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 17
Torx bit T25
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Lupo 6X1. 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 Lupo 6X1 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Detach the parcel shelf.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the rubber strip.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the boot sill panel.
  5. Step 5
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    Detach the boot sill panel.
  6. Step 6
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the boot side panel. Use Torx T25.
  7. Step 7
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    Fold down the backrests of the rear seats.
  8. Step 8
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    Detach the boot side lining.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 11
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #17. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6 Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Lupo 6X1. Professionals recommend:
    Do not completely unscrew the upper fasteners as they may hold also other suspension components.
  12. Step 12
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 13
    Lupo (6X1, 6E1) 1.4 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  13. Step 14
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    Raise the car.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Lupo 6X1. AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Lupo 6X1
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the wheel.
  16. Step 17
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    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  17. Step 18
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Lupo 6X1
  19. Step 20
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    VW Lupo 6X1 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  20. Step 21
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    Remove the shock absorber upper mount.
  21. Step 22
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  22. Step 23
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Lupo 6X1. 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.
  24. Step 25
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  25. Step 26
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  26. Step 27
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and fasten it.
  27. Step 28
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  28. Step 29
    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    VW Lupo 6X1 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts.
    Step 30
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    Install the shock absorber upper mount.
Comments – 1
  • M. S.
    15.04.2023 22:33
    Member
    The torque is 40 Nm +90° in video and 90 Nm +90° in pdf manual, Note the latter may cause the Fastener/Bolt to snap!
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