Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Shock Absorber

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Jack the front of the vehicle and remove the front wheel.
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  3. Loosen and remove the single retaining nut at the top of the coil spring/shock absorber upper mount.
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  5. Remove the through-bolt, which retains the bottom of the shock absorber to the lower control arm, and pull the shock absorber out through the bottom of the lower control arm.
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  7. Reverse the procedure to install.
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