Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.3, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.3, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.6 16V, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.6 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on FORD FIESTA V JH, JD  [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Shock absorber
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Suspension Strut
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 32
HEX bit No.H6.
Torx bit T50
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket
Hammer
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Ford Fiesta V JH JD.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  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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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-30 spray.
  4. Step 4
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a combination spanner #13.
  5. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  7. Step 7
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Ford Fiesta Mk5 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the brake hose retaining clip. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 14
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
  15. Step 15
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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 16
    How to change Shock Absorber on Ford Fiesta Mk5 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #15. Use a tap wrench.
  17. Step 17
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  18. Step 18
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    Clean the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 19
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #32. Use a tap wrench.
  20. Step 20
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    Remove the fastening nut. Use a drive socket #32.
  21. Step 21
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    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  22. Step 22
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #15. Use Torx T50. Use a ratchet wrench.
  23. Step 23
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  24. Step 24
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    Remove the drive shaft. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  25. Step 25
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  26. Step 26
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Ford Fiesta Mk5 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  27. Step 27
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    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.
  28. Step 28
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a hammer.
  29. Step 29
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Ford Fiesta V JH JD
  30. Step 30
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  31. Step 31
    How to change Shock Absorber on Ford Fiesta Mk5 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. 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.
  32. Step 32
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    Compress the spring.
  33. Step 33
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  34. Step 34
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  35. Step 35
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  36. Step 36
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    Release the coil spring.
  37. Step 37
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    Remove the spring.
  38. Step 38
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  39. Step 39
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  40. Step 40
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  41. Step 41
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Ford Fiesta Mk5 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Compress the spring.
  42. Step 42
    Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  43. Step 43
    How to change Shock Absorber on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 48 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  44. Step 44
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    Decompress the spring.
  45. Step 45
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  46. Step 46
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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