Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 1.9 TD, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 1.9 TDI, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 1.6, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 1.6 E, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 2.0 E, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 2.0 E 16V, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 2.3 E, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 2.6, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 2.8, AUDI 80 Saloon (8C2, B4) 2.0 E 16V View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi 80 B4. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
High-temperature ceramic grease
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #24
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 24
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Adjustable wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi 80 B4. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Audi 80 B4. Use the following procedure:
  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
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi 80 B4
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut.Use a combination spanner #24.Use a drive socket #24.Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut.Use a drive socket #17.Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the suspension strut mount cap.
  12. Step 12
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Audi 80 B4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  13. Step 13
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    Compress the spring.
  14. Step 14
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 15
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a combination spanner #17.Use an adjustable wrench.
  15. Step 16
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 17
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Audi 80 B4. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  16. Step 18
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    Remove the shock absorber dust boot and bump stop.
  17. Step 19
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    Remove the spring.
  18. Step 20
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Audi 80 B4. Tip:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  19. Step 21
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  20. Step 22
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  21. Step 23
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    Install the dust boot and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  22. Step 24
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.Use a crowbar.
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