Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.9 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.6, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.3 VR5, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.5 TDI, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 2.0 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear strut mount on VW PASSAT B5+ [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for PASSAT Variant (3B6) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Adjustable wrench
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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.
  • During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. 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
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Passat B5 Variant
    Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 7
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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.
  6. Step 8
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    Secure the rear axle beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 9
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 10
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  8. Step 11
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the shock absorber.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. Professionals recommend:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  13. Step 16
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  14. Step 17
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    Screw the shock strut piston rod upper fastening. Use a combination spanner #17. Use an adjustable wrench. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
  15. Step 18
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 19
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    Replacement: strut mount – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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