Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.9 TDI, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.0, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.8 VR6, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.8 VR6 Syncro, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.9 TDI, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.8 T 20V, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.0 TDI, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.8 V6 24V, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.8 V6 24V 4motion, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.9 TDI, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.9 TDI, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.0 TDI, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.0 16V, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 2.0 LPG, VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6) 1.9 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on VW SHARAN 1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Sharan 1. List of the tools you'll need:
WD-40 spray
Flat screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Sharan 1. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Sharan 1 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Support the boot lid. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  3. Step 3
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Sharan 1. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  4. Step 4
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Sharan 1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  6. Step 6
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  7. Step 7
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – VW Sharan 1. Tip:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  9. Step 9
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    Clean the mounting seats of the boot strut. Use WD-40 spray.
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