2000-08 Audi A4 A4 Quattro Shock Absorber Pair - 1ASSP01029

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  • Quantity:   Pair

Our direct fit gas-charged shock absorbers help to restore your vehicle’s handling and ride quality to just like new.

Direct Fit

Fits and functions correctly.  Competitors combine applications to reduce the amount of parts they carry, resulting in: incorrect vehicle height, poor response and an uncomfortable ride.

Rigorously Tested

Made from higher quality materials than the competition. Built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

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

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.

    We recommend getting an alignment after completing this repair

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:54)
    • Remove the center cap with a cap removal tool or pick
    • Loosen the 17mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Simulating the Suspension (1:23)
    • Push up on the suspension with a floor jack until the suspension stops compressing
    • Measure the top of the strut mount and mark from the front of the tap to where it lines up at the bottom (3 1/4 inches)
    • Lower the floor jack to release the weight from the suspension
  3. step : Removing the Strut Assembly (2:31)
    • Remove the pinch bolt with a 16mm wrench and 16mm socket and ratchet
    • If the bolt won't remove, use a chisel and hammer
    • Slide a tie rod fork under the joint
    • Hammer the pick fork in until it separates from the spindle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the coolant tank
    • Slide the tank out of its retainers
    • Remove the 16mm bolt below the expansion tank
    • Remove the rain tray
    • Pull off the rubber boot before the fuse box
    • Remove the 16mm bolt
    • Remove the 16mm bolt by the fuse panel
    • Remove the bolt from the bottom of the strut with a an 18mm socket and 18mm wrench
    • Remove the strut from the lower control arm
  4. step : Removing the Upper Control Arms (7:45)
    • Remove the 16mm bolts holding in the upper control arms
    • Remove the upper control arms
  5. We recommend removing the 18mm strut bolt with an impact gun

  6. step : Removing the Strut from the Spring Assembly (8:17)
    • Install the strut spring compressors on either side
    • Tighten the compressors with a 24mm wrench
    • Compress the spring
    • Point the strut away from you
    • If you aren't using an impact gun, secure the shaft with vice-grips or a channel lock pliers
    • Remove the 18mm nut
    • Remove the top and spring from the strut
  7. step : Preparing the New Strut (9:47)
    • Remove the space, billow, bumpstop, and insulator from the strut
    • Hold the strut up and tap the base place off by switching sides with a hammer
    • Insert the base plate onto the new strut tube until it reaches the bezel
    • Insert the insulator, cap, billow, bumpstop, and spacer into place
  8. step : Installing the Strut to the Spring Assembly (11:00)
    • Seat the spring firmly into the lower insulator
    • Press the top into place
    • Replace the spacer
    • Reinstall the rubber boot
    • Hand tighten the 18mm nut
    • Tighten the nut with an impact gun
    • Release a bit of pressure off the spring if the shaft spins while tightening
    • Remove the spring compressors
    • Double check the 18mm strut bolt
  9. step : Installing the Upper Control Arms (12:14)
    • Insert the upper control arm into place
    • Remember to transfer the mark you used to measure the angle of the control arms
    • Set the angle
    • Tighten the 16mm bolts
    • Torque the control arm bolts to 37 foot-pounds and add 90 degrees
    • Repeat the process for the other side
    • Remove the protective caps from the new boots
  10. step : Reinstalling the Strut Assembly (13:08)
    • Insert the strut assembly into place
    • Tighten the top strut bolts
    • Torque the strut bolts to 55 foot-pounds
    • If the strut rotates, twist it to it's in place
    • Tighten the lower strut bolt with an 18mm socket and wrench
    • Reinstall the forward control arm into the spindle
    • Press the control arm into the spindle with pliers
    • Insert the pinch bolt in halfway
    • Reinstall the nut on the back of the pinch bolt with a 15mm socket and wrench
    • Torque the pinch bolt to 30 foot-pounds
    • Torque the lower strut bolt to 66 foot-pounds
  11. step : Reattaching the Wheel (15:18)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 90 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Pick
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Channel-Lock Pliers
  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Tie Rod Fork
  • Strut Spring Compression Tool
  • Audi Wheel Cap Removal Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 16mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

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How do i know if I have sport suspension or not?
Mike G May 18, 2016
If you are unsure you will have to call your dealer with your VIN and they will be able to tell you.
Derek C May 18, 2016
Year Make Model Description
2000-2008Audi A4 Audi A4 Front Shock Absorber Pair for Models without Sport Suspension
2000-2008Audi A4 Quattro Audi A4 Quattro Front Shock Absorber Pair for Models without Sport Suspension
Part #: 1ASSP01029

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