Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #27
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 19 Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock 1. Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 2. Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.
Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #19.
Use a ratchet wrench. 3. Raise the front of the car and secure on supports. 4. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #19. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 5. Clean the fasteners connecting the brake hose to the shock strut.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 6. Disconnect the brake hose holder from the shock absorber strut. Use a drive socket #12.
Use a ratchet wrench. 7. Detach the brake hose from the shock strut. 8. Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 9. Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17.
Use a tap wrench. 10. Prop up the steering knuckle.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 11. Remove the fastening bolts.
Use a crowbar. 12. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
Use a crowbar. 13. Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
Use a drive socket #19. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts. 14. Remove the suspension strut. 15. Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool. AUTODOC recommends:
Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides. Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer. Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles. 16. Compress the spring. 17. Remove the strut piston rod nut.
Use HEX No.H6. Use a combination spanner #27.
Use a ratchet wrench. 18. Remove the top strut mount. 19. Release the coil spring. 20. Remove the spring. 21. Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. AUTODOC recommends:
Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary. 22. Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor. AUTODOC recommends:
Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times. 23. Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor. 24. Install the spring on the shock absorber. 25. Compress the spring. 26. Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber. 27. Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing. 28. Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut.
Use HEX No.H6. Use a combination spanner #27.
Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 65 Nm torque. AUTODOC recommends:
Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. 29. Decompress the spring. 30. Remove the assembled shock strut. 31. Install the shock strut into the wheel arch. 32. Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount
Do not tighten it. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when screwing the fastening bolts in. 33. Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 34. Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle. 35. Install the fastening bolts. 36. Remove the support from under the steering knuckle. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 37. Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #15.
Use a combination spanner #17. 38. Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.
Use a drive socket #15. Use a combination spanner #17.
Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 110 Nm torque. 39. Fasten the brake hose on the strut. 40. Tighten the brake hose fastener.
Use a drive socket #12.
Use a ratchet wrench. 41. Treat the shock strut fasteners.
Use copper grease. 42. Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim.
Use copper grease. 43. Clean the brake disk surface.
Use a brake cleaner. AUTODOC recommends:
After applying the spray, wait a few minutes. 44. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #19. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 45. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 120 Nm torque. 46. Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.
Use a drive socket #19. Use HEX No.H6.
Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 50 nm torque. 47. Treat the shock strut fasteners.
Use copper grease.