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1996-98 Volkswagen Golf Jetta Strut & Spring Assembly - 1ASSP00478

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   4 Piece Set

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 
Pre-Assembled

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Matched Parts

Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same.  Mixing and matching can result in ride quality issues and decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

Over buying the parts individually, or having to search different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Remove the top of the strut (1:05)
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Apply penetrating oil to the 21 mm nut at the top of the strut.
    • Use a 7 mm Allen wrench to secure the bolt and use your 21 socket and ratchet to remove the nut.
  2. step : Remove the wheel (3:12)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  3. step : Remove the bottom of the strut (4:15)
    • Use a breaker bar and penetrating oil to unbolt the 18 mm strut bolts on the bottom
    • Remove the ABS bracket with your 10 mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull the strut down and out.
  4. step : Install the new strut (7:03)
    • Bolt the strut back in, torquing your 14 mm bolts to 35-45 ft lbs
    • Insert your spindle to the lower end of the strut and raise your control arm until the bolt holes line up.
    • Torque the bottom 18 mm nut to 85 ft lbs
    • Replace your ABS bracket with your 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. step : Replace the wheel (11:15)
    • Put the wheel on and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs using a star pattern.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 7mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Pipe Wrench
  • Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 20mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench

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Installed the struts with no problems. Wen for test drive and immediately notice the improvement in ride and handling. Installation went without any problem. Struts arrived from 1A Auto on time and well packaged.
November 20, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Do these fit in my 1998 gti 2.0l with ABS?
Gil S February 17, 2016
No these will not fit your model with ABS.
Brian F February 17, 2016
Year Make Model Description
1996-1998Volkswagen Golf VW Golf Front & Rear Strut & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set L4 2.0L Models without ABS Brakes
1996-1998Volkswagen Jetta VW Jetta Front & Rear Strut & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set L4 2.0L Models
Part #: 1ASSP00478


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How-to Video:

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