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 rear shock absorber on OCTAVIA (1Z5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tools you might need:
Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Torx bit T25
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Shock absorber socket #DD6
Shock absorber socket #DD8
Vice
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
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: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Use the following procedure:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 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 Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Clean the fasteners of the locker.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Unscrew and remove the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 8
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  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
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 10
    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  11. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Clean all joints of the arm.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 control arm to the rear knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 14
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 15
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a crowbar.
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  17. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Pull down the suspension control arm.Take out the spring.
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    Step 18
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 19
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a drive socket #21.Use a tap wrench.
  20. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. 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
    Remove the fastening bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Octavia 1Z5 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Remove the shock absorber.
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    Step 23
    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  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 protective cap of the shock absorber mount. Use a crowbar.
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    Step 25
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  26. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 26
    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening.Use a shock absorber socket DD№6.Use a drive socket #17.Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. 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.
    Step 28
    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  28. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Tighten the shock absorber rod nut.Use a shock absorber socket DD№8.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 40 nm torque.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 30
    Treat the shock absorber rod fastener.Use copper grease.
  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 31
    Install the protective cap of the shock absorber mount.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
    Step 33
    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  32. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 34
    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts. Skoda Octavia 1Z5
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    Step 35
    Install the fastening bolt.
  34. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 36
    Screw the upper fastener of the shock absorber.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
  35. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 37
    Tighten the top shock absorber fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 52 Nm torque.
  36. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 38
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 39
    Install and tighten the wheel arch cover fasteners.Use Torx T25.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 40
    Install the fastening bolt.
  39. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 41
    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21.Use a ratchet wrench.
  40. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 42
    Clean the coil spring mounting seats.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  41. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 43
    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
  42. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 44
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  43. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 45
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.Use a crowbar.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 46
    Install the fastening bolt.
  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 47
    Adjust the position of the alignment bolt according to the mark.
  46. How to change Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 48
    Screw in the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  47. How to replace SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 2005 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 49
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  48. Octavia 1z5 1.6 TDI 2006 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 50
    Screw in the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe.Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
    Step 51
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  49. Changing Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 1.9 TDI 4x4 2007 by yourself
    Step 52
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #21.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  50. How to remove SKODA OCTAVIA 2.0 TDI 4x4 2008 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 53
    Screw in the fastener that connects the control arm to the rear knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  51. How to replace Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 54
    Tighten the fastener connecting the suspension arm to the rear knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 72 Nm torque.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Octavia 1z5 1.6 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 55
    Tighten the arm fastening to the beam.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 nm torque.
  53. Need to know how to renew Shock Absorber on SKODA OCTAVIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 56
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Octavia 1Z5 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  54. Changing of Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 57
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
  55. SKODA OCTAVIA 1.8 TSI Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 58
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  56. Replacing Shock Absorber on Octavia 1z5 2004 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Step 59
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Skoda Octavia 1Z5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  57. Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2.0 TDI 4x4 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 60
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Skoda Octavia 1Z5
  58. How to change Shock Absorber on SKODA Octavia II Combi (1Z5) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 61
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Octavia 1z5 2007 2.0 TDI 4x4 Shock Absorber
    Step 62
    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.
  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 63
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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