Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.3 D Multijet

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on FIAT DOBLO 1 (223) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 19
HEX bit No.H6.
Combination spanner #19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Doblo Cargo (223_) and other FIAT models
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Shock Absorber
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FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.3 D Multijet
Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. Professionals recommend:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Fiat Doblo Cargo – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Fiat Doblo Cargo 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
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    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 4
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 6
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 9
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 10
    Remove the brake hose.
    Step 11
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 12
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a drive socket #19.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 13
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 14
    Remove the fastening bolts.Use a pin punch.Use a rubber mallet.
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    Step 15
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
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    Step 16
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Fiat Doblo Cargo
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on Fiat Doblo Cargo 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Remove the suspension strut.
  17. How to replace FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.9 JTD 2001 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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.
  18. Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.3 D Multijet 2002 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 20
    Remove the shock strut mount cap.
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    Step 21
    Clean the shock absorber rod. Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 22
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a drive socket #19.Use HEX No.H6.
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    Step 23
    Remove the top strut mount.
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    Step 24
    Release the coil spring.
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    Step 25
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 26
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
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    Step 27
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
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    Step 28
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
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    Step 29
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
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    Step 30
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 31
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 32
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  32. How to replace FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.9 JTD 2001 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  33. Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.3 D Multijet 2002 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Decompress the spring.
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    Step 35
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 36
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 37
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts. Fiat Doblo Cargo
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.2 2006 - download illustrated guide
    Step 38
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 39
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 40
    Install the fastening bolts.
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    Step 41
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Fiat Doblo Cargo. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  41. Replacing Shock Absorber on Fiat Doblo Cargo 2010 1.9 JTD by yourself
    Step 42
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 83 Nm torque.
  42. Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.3 JTD 16V 2011 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 43
    Treat the brake hose fasteners. Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 44
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
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    Step 45
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
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    Step 46
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
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    Step 47
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. Fiat Doblo Cargo
  47. How to replace FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.9 JTD 2001 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 48
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  48. Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.3 D Multijet 2002 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 49
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 32 Nm torque.
  49. Changing Shock Absorber on FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 1.6 Natural Power 2003 by yourself
    Step 50
    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount.Use copper grease.
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    Step 51
    Install the shock strut mount cap.
  51. How to replace Shock Absorber on FIAT Doblo Cargo (223_) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 52
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
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    Step 53
    Remove the fender protection cover.
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    Step 54
    Close the hood.
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    Step 55
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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