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 rear shock absorber on SKODA FABIA 1 (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tools you might need:
Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 16
Torx bit T25
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Adjustable wrench
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
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
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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: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Skoda Fabia 6Y5.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Unscrew and remove the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.
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    Step 7
    Remove the wheel arch cover.
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    Step 8
    Secure the rear axle beam.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 9
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  10. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a drive socket #16.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Replacing Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  12. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the shock absorber.
  13. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 14
    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
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    Step 15
    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening.Use a combination spanner #17.Use an adjustable wrench.
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
  17. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
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    Step 18
    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  19. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 19
    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  20. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Screw the shock strut piston rod upper fastening.Use a combination spanner #17.Use an adjustable wrench.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 38 Nm torque.
  21. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 23
    Treat the shock absorber mounting seats. Use copper grease.
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    Step 24
    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  25. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Tighten the top shock absorber fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 48 Nm torque.
  26. Replacing Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 26
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
  27. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 Nm torque.
  28. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Shock Absorber
    Step 29
    Install the wheel arch cover to its mounting seat.
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    Step 30
    Install and tighten the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  32. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  33. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  34. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 34
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 nm torque.
  35. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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