Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4, FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4, FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. Tools you need:
Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T40
Torx bit T30
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #19
Combination spanner #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Flat chisel
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Fender cover
Wheel chock
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Anti-Friction Bearing, suspension strut support mounting
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FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4
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Repair Kit, suspension strut
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FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4
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Supporting Ring, suspension strut bearing
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FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4
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Suspension Strut Mounting
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FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4
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Top Strut Mounting
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FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4
Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Be sure to replace all self-locking nuts and bolts during installation.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 TDCi 2005 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.8 TDCi 2006 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Remove the windscreen wiper arm nut covers.
  4. Changing Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2.0 TDCi 2007 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper arms.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. How to remove FORD FOCUS 1.6 Ti 2008 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Clean the pivots of the windscreen wiper arms.Use WD-40 spray.
  6. How to replace Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Remove the wiper arms.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.4 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a crowbar.
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    Step 8
    Raise the wiper plastic cowl grille.
  9. Changing of Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Unscrew the fastener of the lower wiper plastic cowl grille.Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCi Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the lower wiper plastic cowl grille.
  11. Replacing Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2005 1.6 TDCi by yourself
    Step 11
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 Ti 2006 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  13. How to change Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2007 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2008 1.6 Ti Strut Mount
    Step 14
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  15. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 2009 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Ford Focus MK2
  16. How to change Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the wheel.
  17. How to replace FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 TDCi 2005 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.
  18. Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.8 TDCi 2006 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    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.
  19. Changing Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2.0 TDCi 2007 by yourself
    Step 19
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
  20. How to remove FORD FOCUS 1.6 Ti 2008 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.Use a tap wrench.
  21. How to replace Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.4 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.Use a hammer.Use a flat metal-working chisel.
  23. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on FORD FOCUS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a crowbar.
  24. Changing of Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Unscrew the upper fastening of the shock absorber strut.
    Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  25. FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCi Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  26. Replacing Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2005 1.6 TDCi by yourself
    Step 26
    Remove the suspension strut.
  27. Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 Ti 2006 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. 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.
  28. How to change Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2007 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Compress the spring.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2008 1.6 Ti Strut Mount
    Step 29
    Clean the shock absorber rod. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 30
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use Torx T40.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a ratchet wrench.
  30. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 2009 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 31
    Remove the top strut mount.Use a crowbar.
  31. How to change Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Release the coil spring.
  32. How to replace FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 TDCi 2005 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Install a new shock strut mount and tighten it.
  33. Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.8 TDCi 2006 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Compress the spring.
    Step 35
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use Torx T30.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  34. Changing Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2.0 TDCi 2007 by yourself
    Step 36
    Decompress the spring.
  35. How to remove FORD FOCUS 1.6 Ti 2008 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 37
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  36. How to replace Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 38
    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.4 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 39
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 40
    Secure the upper fasteners of the shock strut (3 pieces).Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Ford Focus MK2 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
  39. Changing of Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 41
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.Use a crowbar.
  40. FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCi Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 42
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  41. Replacing Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2005 1.6 TDCi by yourself
    Step 43
    Install and tighten a new bolt of the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
  42. Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 Ti 2006 Strut Mount DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 44
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Ford Focus MK2 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  43. How to change Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2007 - tips and tricks
    Step 45
    Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut.Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2008 1.6 Ti Strut Mount
    Step 46
    Secure the stabilizer link on the suspension strut.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
  45. DIY replacement of Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 2009 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 47
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
  46. How to change Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 48
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  47. How to replace FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 TDCi 2005 Strut Mount - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 49
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  48. Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.8 TDCi 2006 Strut Mount replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 50
    Tighten the shock strut top mount (3 pieces).Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 15 Nm torque.
  49. Changing Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2.0 TDCi 2007 by yourself
    Step 51
    Clean the mounting seat of the cowl grille.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 52
    Install and secure the cowl grille. Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
  50. How to remove FORD FOCUS 1.6 Ti 2008 Strut Mount - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 53
    Install the fasteners of the wiper plastic cowl grille.
  51. How to replace Strut Mount on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2009: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 54
    Reinstall the wiper arms.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Strut Mount replacement on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 1.4 2010 - download illustrated guide
    Step 55
    Tighten the fasteners of the wiper arms.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 10 Nm torque.
    Replacement: strut mount – Ford Focus MK2. Tip:
    Make sure not to mix up the wiper arms on the driver's and passenger's sides.
  53. Need to know how to renew Strut Mount on FORD FOCUS ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 56
    Install the nut covers of the windscreen wiper arms.
    Step 57
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
  54. Changing of Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2012 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 58
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  55. FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCi Strut Mount replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 59
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  56. Replacing Strut Mount on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2005 1.6 TDCi by yourself
    Step 60
    Close the hood.
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