Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 E-Power, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 3.2 V6 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 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 A3 Sportback (8PA) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Combination spanner #14
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA). AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA). 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
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA)
    Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  5. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the spring.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA). Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  10. Step 12
    Remove the shock absorber.
    Step 13
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  11. Step 14
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a combination spanner #14.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
  14. Step 17
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    Install the new mount, boot, and bump stop on the shock absorber.
  15. Step 18
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    Fix the shock absorber mount. Use a combination spanner #14. Use a drive socket #14. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  16. Step 19
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    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
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