Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 FSI, VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI, VW Eos (1F7, 1F8) 2.0 TFSI, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 2.0, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW Jetta IV (162, 163, AV3, AV2) 2.0 TSI, VW Beetle Hatchback (5C1, 5C2) 2.0 TSI, VW Beetle Convertible (5C7, 5C8) 2.0 TSI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 6. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 6. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
12-point socket # 24
HEX bit No.H6.
XZN socket bit # 6
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for GOLF VI (5K1) and other VW models
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Shock Absorber
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VW Jetta IV (162, 163, AV3, AV2) 2.0 TSI
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VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi
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VW Beetle Hatchback (5C1, 5C2) 2.0 TSI
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VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI
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VW Eos (1F7, 1F8) 2.0 TFSI
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VW Jetta Mk5 (1K) 2.0 TFSI
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VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 FSI
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 2.0
VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 2.0
Shock Absorber removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TSI
VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TSI
Changing Shock Absorber on VW Beetle Convertible (5C7, 5C8) 2.0 TSI – tips for first time repair
VW Beetle Convertible (5C7, 5C8) 2.0 TSI
How to change Suspension Strut on Golf 6 1.6 TDI – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Suspension Strut
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VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 FSI
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Suspension Strut on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Golf 6. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 6. Recommended sequence of steps:
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