Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.2 16V (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.6 (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.6 16V (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.8 16V (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.4 16V (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.6 (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.8 16V (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.6 (F08, F48), OPEL Astra G CC (T98) 1.4 (F08, F48) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on OPEL ASTRA G CC (F48, F08) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Astra G F48. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 9
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat screwdriver
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Astra G F48. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Astra G F48. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  3. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  4. Step 5
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  5. Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Opel Astra G F48
  6. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  7. Step 8
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 13
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    Disconnect the brake hose holder from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 14
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the upper fastening of the shock absorber strut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #9. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Opel Astra G F48
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  16. Step 17
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Astra G F48. 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.
  17. Step 18
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    Compress the spring.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #9.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Astra G F48. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  20. Step 21
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    Release the coil spring.
  21. Step 22
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    Remove the spring.
  22. Step 23
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  23. Step 24
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    Compress the spring.
  24. Step 25
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    Install the mount, the boot and the bump stop on the shock absorber.
  25. Step 26
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #9. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Astra G F48. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. Important! Be sure to use new fasteners.
  26. Step 27
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    Decompress the spring.
  27. Step 28
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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