Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One D, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One D, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper S, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper S View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Mini R50, R53. List of the tools you'll 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
Replacement: suspension strut – Mini R50, R53. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Mini R50, R53. Take the following steps:
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