Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.4, VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.4, VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4, VW Golf VI Variant (AJ5) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – VW Polo 9N. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Polo 9N. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
XZN socket bit # 12
12-point socket # 30
HEX bit no.H6.
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for POLO (9N_) and other VW models
How to change Shock Absorber on Polo 9n 1.4 16V – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 16V – tips for proper car maintenance
VW GOLF PLUS (5M1, 521) 1.4 16V
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V
Easy tricks to help you to replace Shock Absorber on VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.4
VW Caddy III Estate (2KB, 2KJ, 2CB, 2CJ) 1.4
Shock Absorber removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.4
VW Caddy III Van (2KA, 2KH, 2CA, 2CH) 1.4
Changing Shock Absorber on VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V – tips for first time repair
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V
Main steps for Shock Absorber replacement on VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4
VW Golf V Variant (1K5) 1.4
How to change Shock Absorber on VW Golf VI Variant (AJ5) 1.4 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW Golf VI Variant (AJ5) 1.4
Replacement: suspension strut – VW Polo 9N. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Polo 9N – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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