Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 D

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 3. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 3. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 10
14.5-mm strut nut socket
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit No.H6.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
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VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 D
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 3. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 3. Use the following procedure:
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