Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 Twinport (F08, F68), OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.0 (F08, F68), OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 (F08, F68), OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.0 (F08, F68) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on OPEL CORSA C (F08, F68) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Corsa C. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Shock absorber socket DD №8
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Corsa C. 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 – Opel Corsa C – 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
    How to replace OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 (F08, F68) 2001 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 5
    Changing Springs on OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 Twinport (F08, F68) 2003 by yourself
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a shock absorber socket DD№8. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 6
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 7
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  7. Step 8
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Opel Corsa C
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the wheel.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Springs on Opel Corsa C 2000 1.2 (F08, F68) by yourself
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 13
    Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.7 DTI (F08, F68) 2001 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Corsa C. AUTODOC recommends:
    Examine stabiliser bushes. Replace them if needed.
  13. Step 14
    How to change Springs on OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 2002 - tips and tricks
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
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    Disconnect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable from the shock absorber strut.
  15. Step 16
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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.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Springs on Opel Corsa C 2000 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  17. Step 18
    How to replace OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 (F08, F68) 2001 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Springs on OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 Twinport (F08, F68) 2003 by yourself
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  20. Step 21
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Opel Corsa C – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Springs on OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 2005: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the suspension strut.
  22. Step 23
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Corsa C. 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.
  23. Step 24
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    Compress the spring.
  24. Step 25
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use a shock absorber socket DD№8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  25. Step 26
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Corsa C. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Springs on Opel Corsa C 2000 1.2 (F08, F68) by yourself
    Release the coil spring.
  27. Step 28
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    Remove the spring.
  28. Step 29
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  29. Step 30
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    Compress the spring.
  30. Step 31
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    Install the mount, the boot and the bump stop on the shock absorber.
  31. Step 32
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use a shock absorber socket DD№8. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Corsa C. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  32. Step 33
    How to replace OPEL Corsa C Hatchback (X01) 1.2 (F08, F68) 2001 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Decompress the spring.
  33. Step 34
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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