Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Convertible (R52) One

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front strut mount / top munt MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: strut mount – Mini R50, R53. Tools you might need:
Replacement: strut mount – Mini R50, R53. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
HEX bit No.H6.
HEX bit No.H7.
XZN socket bit # 14
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat chisel
Hammer
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for Hatchback (R50, R53) and other MINI models
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Suspension Strut Mounting
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MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One
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Top Strut Mounting
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MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One
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Replacement: strut mount – Mini R50, R53. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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 – Mini R50, R53. Recommended sequence of steps:
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