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.

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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
Procedure info
Description: Front shock absorbers removal/refitting
Month/Year:
Vehicle data
Vehicle: SKODA – OCTAVIA I
Month/Year:
Engine code: AEH, AKL
Procedure details

Front shock absorber refitting

1) KEY YO SYMBOLS

2) Equipment

Special tools TOOL CODE
Spring compressor
Torque wrench
Engine lifting jack
Spreading tool 3424
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)
Figure 1

6) Compress the spring and remove it.
7) Unscrew the indicated nut and detach the spindle from the lower arm. (Figure2 )
Figure 2


8) INFORMATION
9) Mark the position of the screws to avoid axle geometries check after refitting.
10) Detach the half-shaft from the hub. ( Figure 3 )
Figure 3


Attention
Link the half-shaft the car body.
Disconnect the indicated connector and unlink the unlink from the shock absorber. (Figure 4 )
Figure 4

 
Unscrew the indicated nut and detach the steering rod form the spindle. (Figure 5 )
Figure 5

Remove the indicated caps, unscrew the screws and remove the brake caliper. ( Figure 6 )
Figure 6

 

Attention
Link the brake caliper to the car body.
Unscrew the indicated nut and remove the spring – shock absorber – spindle assembly. ( Figure 7 )
Figure 7

Detach the shock absorber form the spindle using tool 3424. ( Figure 8 )
Figure 8

Compress the spring. ( Figure 9 )
Figure 9

Unscrew the nut and remove the indicated components. ( Figure 10 )
Figure 10


Be sure to dispose used components according to the laws. Ask local authorities for further information about recycling.
RE-ASSEMBLY
1) Fit the indicated components and tighten the nut. ( Figure 11)
Figure 11

2) Decompress the spring. ( Figure 11 )
Figure 11


3) Attention
4) Check the spring correct positioning. ( Figure 12 )
Figure 12

5) Fit the strut.

6) Attention
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.

Part Tightening torque
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
Part Tightening torque

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5 Comments
  1. Fredrik Wilhelmsson Blache

    Followed all the steps, Good guidance

  2. Fredrik Wilhelmsson Blache

    Good

  3. Fredrik Wilhelmsson Blache

    Done this job a few years ago . Followed the Monroe steps

  4. Fredrik Wilhelmsson Blache

    The steps where informational

  5. Fredrik Wilhelmsson Blache

    Did’t now that this kind off tool exist, very smart invention.

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