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Offline mistertee

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Replacing shock
« on: 19 September 2020, 22:59 »
Hi,

I've got a leaking rear shock according to my last service, the dealership price is £425 which took me aback a bit.  I'm guessing because it's a DCC it's a bit more expensive.  I'll get some other quotes, but I'm guessing I'll have to specify a DCC shock to make sure everything's replaced like for like?

Anyone else got one replaced and how much did it cost in the end?

Thanks

Offline mcmaddy

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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #1 on: 20 September 2020, 08:03 »
I'd be replacing them in a pair instead of just one.
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Offline dereks

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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #2 on: 20 September 2020, 09:22 »
That might be for the pair?

I paid about £575 for the front 2(dcc) at a dealer

Offline Finglonga

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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #3 on: 20 September 2020, 10:54 »
No garage would replace just one shock. Not a hard job if you are ok with a spanner, hardest part because it is fiddly is getting the wheel liner off. So may be worth getting a quote for parts only.

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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #4 on: 20 September 2020, 12:53 »
VW did replace just the front left when it had oil mist on it.
At that point the car was at 40k miles already  :rolleyes:
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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #5 on: 20 September 2020, 12:55 »
No garage would replace just one shock. Not a hard job if you are ok with a spanner, hardest part because it is fiddly is getting the wheel liner off. So may be worth getting a quote for parts only.
you'd think no garage would replace just one but a few years ago I had a MK4 golf and the dealer was only going to replace one shock. I had to complain to the service manager to get both replaced as a pair.
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Offline mistertee

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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #6 on: 20 September 2020, 17:44 »
I agree, one shock was strange and I did make sure it was just the one.  I remember getting one replaced on warranty a few years back like @itavaltalainen, maybe Vw know something we don't?

I'll get some other quotes, if a dealership do 2 for £575, that's a great price!

Offline Craig

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Re: Replacing shock
« Reply #7 on: 20 September 2020, 22:36 »
Hey mate. Might I suggest pricing the shock and replacement bolts from VW. If I recall the cost was £260 mark plus say £15 for the bolts. The rear shock is straight forward to replace. You must replace the bolts though as all three of them are torque to yield bolts.