This is how to replace the rear shock absorbers in a VW Golf Mk4.
Loosen wheel bolts on rear wheel
Jack car up
Using 16mm impact wrench remove top mount bolts attaching shock to car
Using 16mm impact wrench remove single axle bolt attaching shock to axle
That's it - shock removed! Replacement is the reverse of fitting. Remember to check your wheel nuts after driving around 30 miles to make sure they aren't loose.
This video shows he order of the components and how they fit onto the shock absorber before replacing it in the car
Bump stop - large end upwards