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:
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
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Shock Absorber
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SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.8 TSI
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on 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:
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