Put the car on a two-post lift
Make sure the vehicle springs and dampers are color-coded to match the parts
Unlock the steering wheel.
Disconnect the wires from the battery terminals, starting with the negative terminal.
Remove the front wheels.
We unscrew the retainer of the piston for fastening the cover of the upper support of the shock strut
Removing the piston
Cut along the tear-off line and open the lid
Loosen the nut securing the damper rod to the upper mount
Remove the three bolts securing the upper suspension strut to the body
Raise the front of the car, place it on secure stops and remove the wheel
Unscrew the bolt securing the steering knuckle to the shock strut
Remove the bolt together with the brake hose holder
If there is no special device, then, while holding the shock absorber, we knock the steering knuckle off it with hammer blows
Remove the shock strut
Install the parts in reverse order. We tighten the nut of the upper mount of the rack on the car standing on the ground.
Shock strut repair
Details of the shock strut are shown in Figure 1.
Remove the shock strut as shown above.
Installing the Spring Compressor
Compress the spring
Unscrew the stem nut while holding the stem from turning with a second wrench
Remove the nut
Remove the top support
Remove the support cup
Remove the spring
Remove the rubber gasket from the spring
Remove the compression buffer with a protective cover from the shock absorber rod
We install the shock absorber vertically and lower it all the way and raise the stem several times
Thus, we make sure that the rod moves without dips, jams and knocks. Otherwise, replace it.
Install the parts in reverse order.
Tighten the shock strut nut with the vehicle on the ground.
Clamp the spring tool in a vise.
Remove the spring compressor.
The rest of the components are installed in the reverse order of removal.
Reattach the wheel speed sensor wires if they have been disconnected from the holder. Do not twist the brake hose.
- - the nut of the shock absorber strut to the body (44 Nm);
- - bolts for fastening the shock absorber to the steering knuckle (105 Nm);
- - wheel bolts (105 Nm).