Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA OCTAVIA (1Z3) 1.8 TSI, SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.8 TSI, SKODA SUPERB (3T4) 1.8 TSI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front shock absorber on OCTAVIA (1Z5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H6.
HEX bit no.H7.
XZN socket bit # 14
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 22
Drive socket # 24
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Shock absorber socket
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Octavia II Combi (1Z5) and other SKODA models
How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 1.9 TDI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA OCTAVIA (1Z3) 1.8 TSI – tips for proper car maintenance
SKODA OCTAVIA (1Z3) 1.8 TSI
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.8 TSI
SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.8 TSI
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA SUPERB (3T4) 1.8 TSI
SKODA SUPERB (3T4) 1.8 TSI
Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Professionals recommend:
  • 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Skoda Octavia 1Z5.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 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. Octavia 1z5 1.6 TDI 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  4. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 4
    Raise the wiper plastic cowl grille.
  5. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  6. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  8. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA OCTAVIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  9. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  10. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  11. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the wheel.
  12. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  13. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 14
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
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    Step 15
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.Use a crowbar.
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #24.Use a tap wrench.
  18. Octavia 1z5 1.6 TDI 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use XZN #14. Use a drive socket #18.Use a tap wrench.Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 19
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  20. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.Use a drive socket #24.Use a tap wrench.
  23. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA OCTAVIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  24. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Remove the drive shaft.
  25. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  26. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 26
    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.
  27. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  28. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 29
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Skoda Octavia 1Z5
  30. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 16V 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Remove the suspension strut.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. 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.
  32. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Compress the spring.
  33. Octavia 1z5 1.6 TDI 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  34. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 34
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use HEX No.H7.Use a drive socket #21.Use a ratchet wrench.
  35. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. AUTODOC recommends:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  36. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 36
    Release the coil spring.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 37
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 38
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  39. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 39
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  40. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 40
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  41. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 41
    Compress the spring.
  42. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 42
    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  43. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 43
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 44
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use copper grease.
  45. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 16V 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 45
    Decompress the spring.
  46. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 46
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  47. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 47
    Treat the mounting seats of the shock strut.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  48. Octavia 1z5 1.6 TDI 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 48
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  49. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 49
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Octavia 1Z5 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  50. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 50
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  51. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 51
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 52
    Install the fastening bolt.
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    Step 53
    Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use XZN #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  54. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 54
    Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  55. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 55
    Mount the drive shaft into the wheel hub.
  56. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 56
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  57. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 57
    Attach the ball joint to the control arm.
  58. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 58
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 56 nm torque.
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 59
    Install and tighten the drive shaft bolt.Use a drive socket #24.Use a ratchet wrench.
  60. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 16V 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 60
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use XZN #14. Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 Nm torque.
  61. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 61
    Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut.Fasten the brake hose on the strut.Use a crowbar.
  62. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 62
    Tighten the bolt connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.Use a drive socket #24.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 141 Nm torque.
  63. Octavia 1z5 1.6 TDI 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 63
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
  64. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 64
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
  65. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 65
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
  66. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 66
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  67. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 67
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  68. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA OCTAVIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 68
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  69. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 69
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  70. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 70
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  71. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 71
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  72. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 72
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 nm torque.
  73. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 73
    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount.Use copper grease.
  74. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 74
    Install and secure the cowl grille.
  75. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 16V 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 75
    Install the cowl grille seal.
  76. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 76
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  77. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 77
    Close the hood.
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