Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change strut mount on VW POLO 4 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for POLO (9N_) and other VW models
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AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the right and left shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • Both mounts of the rear shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Strut Mount on Polo 9n 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 6
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 7
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 9
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 10
    Detach the lower part of the shock absorber.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 11
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 12
    Remove the shock absorber.
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    Step 13
    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 14
    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 15
    Remove the top strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
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    Step 16
    Install a new strut mount
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    Step 17
    Screw the shock strut piston rod upper fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 45 nm torque.
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    Step 18
    Treat the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 19
    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  16. How to change Strut Mount on Polo 9n 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 20
    Tighten the top shock absorber fastening.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 nm torque.
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    Step 21
    Attach the lower part of the shock absorber.
    Step 22
    Install the fastening bolt.
    Step 23
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 75 Nm torque.
  18. Polo 9n 1.2 12V 2003 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 24
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  19. Changing Strut Mount on VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 2004 by yourself
    Step 25
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
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    Step 26
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  21. How to replace Strut Mount on VW POLO (9N_) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 27
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Polo 9n 1.4 16V 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 28
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 29
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 30
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
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    Step 31
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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