Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Shock Absorber

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



In this type suspension system, the shock absorber is actually the supporting vertical member.

  1. Remove the strut as outlined earlier.
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  3. It is necessary to disassemble the strut to replace the shock absorber. To remove the spring, it must be compressed. The proper type compressor is available at an auto parts store.
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  5. Remove the nut from the end of the shock absorber shaft and slowly release the spring. The strut can now be disassembled. Testing is the same as the torsion bar shock absorber.
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  7. Reverse the removal procedure for installation.
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