Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on VW GOLF 4 (1J1)  [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 4. Tools you might need:
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 4. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Vice
Locking pliers
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
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Shock Absorber
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VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
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VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
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Suspension Strut
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VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
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VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 – VW Golf 4. Recommended sequence of steps:
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