Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW TOURAN (1T1, 1T2) 1.6, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on VW GOLF 5 (1K1)  [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 5. Tools you need:
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 5. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Locking pliers
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
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 Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6
VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 1.6
Replacement: shock absorbers – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – VW Golf 5.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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