How to fit a front shock absorber on a SKODA OCTAVIA
This video details the steps you must follow in order to fit a Monroe rear Shock Absorber on a SKODA OCTAVIA. Learn how to remove a rear shock absorber from a SKODA OCTAVIA and how to place it back. This video will show you the tools you need to fit or replace a Monroe shock absorber on the rear axle of a SKODA OCTAVIA.
Please Note: This video is for guidance only and intended exclusively for professional technicians. Shock absorbers and struts are safety- critical components of a vehicle. Monroe recommends inspection & replacement of shock absorbers and struts only by trained professionals within a workshop environment, respecting all aspects of health & safety.
SUSPENSION / SHOCK ABSORBER > MOUNTING / DEMOUNTING
SKODA – OCTAVIA
|SUSPENSION / SHOCK ABSORBER -> MOUNTING / DEMOUNTING|
|Description:||Front shock absorbers removal/refitting|
|Vehicle:||SKODA – OCTAVIA I|
|Engine code:||AEH, AKL|
Front shock absorber refitting
1) KEY YO SYMBOLS
|Special tools||TOOL CODE|
|Engine lifting jack|
|Ball joints extractor|
|Special tools||TOOL CODE|
3) To perform the following operations, you will need to:
4) Lift vehicle on the lift bridge.
5) Unscrew the hub nut. ( Figure 1)
6) Compress the spring and remove it.
7) Unscrew the indicated nut and detach the spindle from the lower arm. (Figure2 )
9) Mark the position of the screws to avoid axle geometries check after refitting.
10) Detach the half-shaft from the hub. ( Figure 3 )
Link the half-shaft the car body.
Disconnect the indicated connector and unlink the unlink from the shock absorber. (Figure 4 )
Unscrew the indicated nut and detach the steering rod form the spindle. (Figure 5 )
Remove the indicated caps, unscrew the screws and remove the brake caliper. ( Figure 6 )
Link the brake caliper to the car body.
Unscrew the indicated nut and remove the spring – shock absorber – spindle assembly. ( Figure 7 )
Detach the shock absorber form the spindle using tool 3424. ( Figure 8 )
Compress the spring. ( Figure 9 )
Unscrew the nut and remove the indicated components. ( Figure 10 )
Be sure to dispose used components according to the laws. Ask local authorities for further information about recycling.
1) Fit the indicated components and tighten the nut. ( Figure 11)
2) Decompress the spring. ( Figure 11 )
4) Check the spring correct positioning. ( Figure 12 )
5) Fit the strut.
7) Always replace screws and self-locking nuts.
8) Proceed in reserve order to the dismounting.
9) Fit front wheels.
10) Return the car to the ground.
|Shock absorber top mounting bolt||60 Nm|
|Shock absorber – wheel arch nut||60 Nm|
|Shock absorber – spindle bolt until May 1998||50 Nm + 90ª|
|Shock absorber – spindle bolt from June 1998||60 Nm + 90ª|
|Steerin rod ball joint nut||90 Nm|
|Brake caliper springs||30 Nm|
|Lower arm ball joint screws||20 Nm + 90ª|
|Hub nut||50 Nm + 60ª|
|Wheel screws||120 Nm|