Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA FABIA (6Y2) 1.2, SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2, SKODA FABIA Saloon (6Y3) 1.2, SKODA Fabia I Praktik (6Y5) 1.2

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on SKODA FABIA 1 (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
12-point socket # 36
HEX bit No.H5.
HEX bit No.H7.
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Hammer
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Fabia I Combi (6Y5) and other SKODA models
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Shock Absorber
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SKODA FABIA (6Y2) 1.2
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on SKODA FABIA Saloon (6Y3) 1.2
SKODA FABIA Saloon (6Y3) 1.2
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2
SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2
Shock Absorber removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for SKODA Fabia I Praktik (6Y5) 1.2
SKODA Fabia I Praktik (6Y5) 1.2
Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 4
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  5. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  6. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the hub bearing protection cap.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with wheel hub caps.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Unscrew the hub lock nut.Use drive 12-point socket #36.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 8
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  9. Changing of Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  10. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the wheel.
  11. Replacing Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 11.1
    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.
    Step 11.2
    Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  12. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 12
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #16.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Shock Absorber
    Step 13
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a tap wrench.
  14. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 14
    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.Use a crowbar.
  15. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 15
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  16. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 16
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 17
    Clean the ball joint mounting seat.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 18
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 19
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  20. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 20
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.Use a crowbar.
  21. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 21
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.Use drive 12-point socket #36.
  22. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA FABIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 22
    Treat the mounting seat of the driveshaft on the steering knuckle. Use WD-40 spray.
  23. Changing of Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 23
    Pull the drive shaft out of the steering knuckle and lifting it, tie to the body.Use a pin punch.Use a hammer.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  24. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 24
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a pin punch.Use a hammer.
  25. Replacing Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 25
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Fabia 6Y5 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.Make sure that the steering knuckle is not released from load.
  26. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 26
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Fabia 6Y5 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  27. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 27
    Remove the suspension strut.
  28. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Shock Absorber
    Step 28
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  29. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 29
    Compress the spring.
  30. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 30
    Clean the shock absorber rod. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  31. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 31
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a combination spanner #21.Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
  32. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 32
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
  33. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 33
    Release the coil spring.
  34. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 34
    Remove the spring.
  35. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 35
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Professionals recommend:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  36. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 36
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
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    Step 37
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  38. Changing of Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 38
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  39. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 39
    Compress the spring.
  40. Replacing Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 40
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  41. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 41
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #21.Use HEX No.H7.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  42. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 42
    Decompress the spring.
  43. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Shock Absorber
    Step 43
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  44. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 44
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  45. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 45
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts. Skoda Fabia 6Y5
  46. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 46
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  47. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 47
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  48. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 48
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  49. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 49
    Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Use WD-40 spray.
  50. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 50
    Install the drive shaft.
  51. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 51
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  52. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA FABIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 52
    Install and tighten a new bolt of the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 90 Nm torque.
  53. Changing of Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 53
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
  54. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 54
    Attach the ball joint to the control arm.
  55. Replacing Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 55
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 45 Nm torque.
  56. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 56
    Screw the nut of the drive shaft.Use drive 12-point socket #36.
  57. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 57
    Secure the stabilizer link on the suspension strut.Use a combination spanner #16.Use HEX #H5. Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  58. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Shock Absorber
    Step 58
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  59. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 59
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  60. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 60
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Skoda Fabia 6Y5
  61. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 61
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  62. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 62
    Lower the car.
  63. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 63
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 30 Nm torque.
  64. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 64
    Screw the wheel hub lock nut.Use drive 12-point socket #36.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  65. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 65
    Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  66. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 66
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  67. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA FABIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 67
    Close the hood.
  68. Changing of Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 68
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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