Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.6, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.6, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Brake cleaner
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 27
HEX bit No.H6.
XZN socket bit # 12
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Golf V Hatchback (1K1) and other VW models
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Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.6
VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.6
VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.6
Shock Absorber removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
Changing Shock Absorber on VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6 – tips for first time repair
VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 5. 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 5. Use the following procedure:
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