Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Passat Variant B6
Remove the suspension strut.
Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.