You need what we call spring clamps, but this is not an easy job for someone that does not know what they are doing. sorry the springs are under huge pressure and can do damage if not removed properly. prob best to get a mechanic.
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Re: Front shocks on '02 Passat
Need a special tools and maybe you can take it out, probably you can not put it back, because the new shock needs preassure to right position, then you can put back. some older cars are easy, please becareful.
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Need to replace the Oxygen sensor on the exhaust. This is a maintenance issue, every modern car will eventually need this to be done. Not very difficult or technical, so not necessary to be ripped off by dealer, find a cheaper mechanic.
the front suspension on your vehicle will have struts, you should not attempt to replace these without special tools and a hoist. the rear probably has a standard shock, if so, these can be easily replaced but you will still have to support the vehicle on a lift. simply unbolt them from the top and bottom and reinstall the new ones and torque them
Sometimes it is neccessary to use a special tool for extract the wiper arm from their axle:
1. Carefully extract the wiper arms from their axles (two pieces). In some cases you need to use an extracting tool. Heed of the windscreen !!! 2. Disassemble the plastic covers from the bottom of the windscreen. 3. It is necessary to unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and disconnect the electrical coupling (difficult assurance). 4. For have enough space to manipulation the wiper motor together with their mechanism you must extract the plastic cover of the engine computer box, and extract also the box screws. Then you can move slowly the engine computer box, just for a few milimeters. 5. You must disconnect the electrical coupling of the motor (difficult assurance), unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and extract together with the motor. You must move them slowly between windscreen and engine computer box until the wiper motor go out together with the mechanism. This is the most difficult operation! 6. Now you can repair the bearings, replace entire wiper mechanism or replace the wiper motor. It is not very simply, but it works. Heed of the windscreen !!! Refit in reverse order. Please Rate my Response! Thanks!
bolts should be easily removed after breaking them loose. If someone replaced them and used nuts on the backside, it may present a problem & require cutting the heads off. Sometimes you can snake a distributor wrench above to grab nut but on most jeeps this is difficult because there isn't enough clearance. Really soak them down with good solvent at least twice several hours before attempting to remove.
All you have to do is take the cover off in between the hood and the windshield(not fun), then use a metric socket set(just make sure you have 8-18 cant remember which it is) pop out the motor on put the new one in. There are no Special tools, it's just time consuming. Probably about an hour and a half. Check the price on the wiper motor through NAPA online be sure you bring the VIN#