Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Coil Springs 2

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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  5. Clamp the Spring Compressor VAG 1752/2 or equivalent in a vise.
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  7. Install the strut into the spring compressor.
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  9. Pry off the mounting bolt cap.
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  11. Compress the coil spring and remove the self-locking nut from the piston rod.
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  13. Matchmark the position of the spring retainer and spring mount.
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  15. Remove:

    Spring seat and related components noting the order of removal.
     
    Strut from the spring compressor.
     
    Spring out of the compressor.

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    Fig. Compress the coil spring before removing the upper strut rod nut



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    Fig. Exploded view of the front strut-Passat



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    Fig. Exploded view of the front strut-except Passat

     

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To install:

  1. Install the new spring into the compressor.
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  3. Compress the spring and insert the strut through the spring.
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  5. Install the spring seat and related components in the reverse order as they were removed and aligning the matchmarks.
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  7. Install a new self-locking nut.
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  9. Reinstall the mounting bolt cap.
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  11. Release the spring compressor and install the strut into the vehicle.
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