Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.4 16V, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.6 16V, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.8 16V, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 2.0 16V, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.8 Turbo DI / TDDi, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.8 DI / TDDi, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.8 TDCi, FORD FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.6 16V Flexifuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs on FORD FOCUS (DAW) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Ford Focus DAW. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 32
HEX bit No.H6
HEX bit No.H7
Torx bit T50
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Flat chisel
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Ford Focus DAW. AUTODOC experts 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 – Ford Focus DAW – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the hood.
  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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    Detach the engine wiring harness. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock absorber upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 5
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    Loosen the upper fasteners of the suspension strut (3 pieces). Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #32. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 8
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 9
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  9. Step 10
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Ford Focus DAW
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Springs on Ford Focus Mk1 1998 1.6 16V by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  15. Step 16
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  16. Step 17
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.
  17. Step 18
    Remove the fastening nut.
    Step 19
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 20
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  19. Step 21
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  20. Step 22
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    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 23
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use Torx T50. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 24
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    Release the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  23. Step 25
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle.
    Step 26
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    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
    Replacement: coil springs – Ford Focus DAW. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  24. Step 27
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  25. Step 28
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    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber. Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Step 29
    Replacing Springs on Ford Focus Mk1 1998 1.6 16V by yourself
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  27. Step 30
    FOCUS (DAW, DBW) 1.8 16V 1999 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut (3 pieces).
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Ford Focus DAW – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  28. Step 31
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  29. Step 32
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Ford Focus DAW. Professionals 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.
  30. Step 33
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    Compress the spring.
  31. Step 34
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  32. Step 35
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  33. Step 36
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    Remove the top strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Ford Focus DAW. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  34. Step 37
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    Release the coil spring.
  35. Step 38
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    Remove the spring.
  36. Step 39
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
  37. Step 40
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    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
  38. Step 41
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  39. Step 42
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    Compress the spring.
  40. Step 43
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  41. Step 44
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – Ford Focus DAW. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  42. Step 45
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    Decompress the spring.
  43. Step 46
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  44. Step 47
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  45. Step 48
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    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  46. Step 49
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  47. Step 50
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    Secure the upper fasteners of the shock strut (3 pieces). Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts. Ford Focus DAW
  48. Step 51
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    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
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