Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 (M75), OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 (M75), OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.8 (M75) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front springs / front coil springs on OPEL ZAFIRA-B 2 (A05) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Zafira B A05. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Tap wrench
Clip removal tool
Water pump pliers
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Opel Zafira B A05. 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 Zafira B A05 – 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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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  4. Step 4
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a flat screwdriver.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the retainer of the shock strut upper mount. Use a clip removal tool.
  8. Step 8
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  9. Step 9
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  10. Step 10
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Opel Zafira B A05
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the wheel.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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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 #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 15
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 16
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
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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.
  17. Step 18
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    Clean the fasteners of the ABS sensor and of the brake hose which connect them to the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Disconnect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable from the shock absorber strut. Use a flat screwdriver.
  19. Step 20
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut. Use water pump pliers.
  20. Step 21
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Step 22
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  21. Step 23
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  22. Step 24
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    Remove the retainer of the shock strut upper mount.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Zafira B A05. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock strut firmly when dismantling it.
  23. Step 25
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  24. Step 26
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Zafira B A05. 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.
  25. Step 27
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    Compress the spring.
  26. Step 28
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. Step 29
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  28. Step 30
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    Release the coil spring.
  29. Step 31
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Zafira B A05. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  30. Step 32
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    Remove the spring.
  31. Step 33
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  32. Step 34
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    Compress the spring.
  33. Step 35
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    Install the mount, the boot and the bump stop on the shock absorber.
  34. Step 36
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #22. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – Opel Zafira B A05. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  35. Step 37
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    Decompress the spring.
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