Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
CITROËN XSARA PICASSO (N68) 2.0 16V, CITROËN XSARA PICASSO (N68) 1.6 HDi, CITROËN XSARA PICASSO (N68) 1.6 HDi View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on CITROEN XSARA PICASSO (N68) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 22
Drive socket # 32
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Clip removal tool
Hammer
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Flat chisel
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. Professionals recommend:
  • Both coil springs of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Citroen Xsara Picasso – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the windscreen wiper arm nut covers. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper arms. Use a drive socket #14.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wiper arms.
  6. Step 6
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    Detach the retainers of the upper part of the microfilter housing.
  7. Step 7
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  8. Step 8
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock absorber upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 9
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  11. Step 11
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  12. Step 12
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  13. Step 13
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the wheel.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the axle nut cotter pin. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 16
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    Clean the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 17
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #32. Use a tap wrench.
  18. Step 18
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 19
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #17.
  20. Step 20
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 21
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 22
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  22. Step 23
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  23. Step 24
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a tap wrench.
  24. Step 25
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  25. Step 26
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  26. Step 27
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    Remove the drive shaft. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  27. Step 28
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  28. Step 29
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 30
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  29. Step 31
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    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  30. Step 32
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  31. Step 33
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  32. Step 34
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #14.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Citroen Xsara Picasso
  33. Step 35
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  34. Step 36
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  35. Step 37
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    Compress the spring.
  36. Step 38
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #22. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  37. Step 39
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  38. Step 40
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    Release the coil spring.
  39. Step 41
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    Remove the spring.
  40. Step 42
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  41. Step 43
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  42. Step 44
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  43. Step 45
    Compress the spring.
    Step 46
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  44. Step 47
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #22. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 49 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – Citroen Xsara Picasso. AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  45. Step 48
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    Decompress the spring.
  46. Step 49
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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