Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on AUDI A4 B6 (8E5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: tailgate struts – Audi A4 B6 Avant. Tools you need:
Replacement: tailgate struts – Audi A4 B6 Avant. Tools you need:
Flat Screwdriver
All the parts you need to replace – Tailgate Struts for A4 Avant (8E5, B6) and other AUDI models
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Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
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AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI
Replacement: tailgate struts – Audi A4 B6 Avant. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Right and left gas struts of the boot lid should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left gas struts of the boot lid.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: tailgate struts – Audi A4 B6 Avant. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Tailgate Struts on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the boot lid.
  2. How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
  3. Audi A4 B6 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro 2003 Tailgate Struts replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Audi A4 B6 Avant. Tip:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  4. Changing Tailgate Struts on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T 2004 by yourself
    Step 4
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  5. How to remove AUDI A4 2.5 TDI 2001 Tailgate Struts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Clean the mounting seats of the boot strut.
  6. How to replace Tailgate Struts on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Audi A4 B6 Avant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
    Step 7
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Tailgate Struts replacement on Audi A4 B6 Avant 1.8 T quattro 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Step 8
    Snap on the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid.
  8. Need to know how to renew Tailgate Struts on AUDI A4 ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 9
    Check the working condition of the boot lid gas springs after they are installed.
    Step 10
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
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