Replaces

Volkswagen Strut & Spring Assembly Front Driver or Passenger Side - 1ASTS00500

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 

To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  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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Vehicle Fit

  • 1995-2002 VW Cabrio Strut & Spring Assembly Front Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1992-1994 VW Corrado Strut & Spring Assembly Front Driver or Passenger Side V6 2.8L
  • 1996-1998 VW Golf Front Strut & Spring Assembly L4 2.0L Models Driver or Passenger Side without ABS Brakes
  • 1996-1998 VW Jetta Front Strut & Spring Assembly L4 2.0L Models Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 527-58057
  • Monroe 171933
Part #: 1ASTS00500


How-to Video:

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