Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.6, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.6, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 SDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8 T, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 2.0, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.4, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.4 16V, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) RS 1.8 T, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.8 T 4x4, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI, SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on SKODA OCTAVIA 1U TUTORIAL | AUTODOC

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Skoda Octavia 1U. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
High-temperature ceramic grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Ball joint puller
Vernier caliper
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Skoda Octavia 1U. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Skoda Octavia 1U – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 1.9 TDI 1997 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Skoda Octavia 1U
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Track Rod End on SKODA OCTAVIA (1U2) 2001: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward.Use a vernier caliper.
  7. Step 7
    Clean the lock nut that connects the tie rod to the tie rod end.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Skoda Octavia 1u 1.9 TDI 2002 - download illustrated guide
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod.Use a combination spanner #21.
  8. Step 9
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.Use a ball joint puller.
  11. Step 12
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Skoda Octavia 1U. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
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