Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tools you'll 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: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). AUTODOC recommends:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the right and left shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • Both mounts of the rear shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Recommended sequence of 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.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  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 lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK)
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Strut Mount on Audi A1 Sportback 2011 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  15. Step 16
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  16. Step 17
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    Install the new shock absorber mount.
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