Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.4 HDi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 HDi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 HDi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.0, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.4 VTi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 GTi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.2 THP 110, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 HDi / BlueHDi 75, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 GTi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 BlueHDi 120, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 BlueHDi 100, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 THP 165, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.6 HDi, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.4 GPL, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.2 GPL, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.2 VTi 68 / PureTech 68, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.2 PureTech 82, PEUGEOT 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) 1.5 BlueHDI 100 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on PEUGEOT 208 1 (CA_,CC_) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for 208 I Hatchback (CA_, CC_) and other PEUGEOT models
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Peugeot 208 1. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
HEX bit No.H7.
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # E8
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Drive socket # 32
Wheel impact socket #17
Shock absorber socket
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Hammer
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Peugeot 208 1. 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 – Peugeot 208 1. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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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    Remove the wiper cowl grille located on the right side.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the shock strut mount cap.
  5. Step 5
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #21. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  8. Step 8
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  9. Step 9
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #32. Use a tap wrench.
  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:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Peugeot 208 1
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the wheel.
  13. Step 13
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    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.
  14. Step 14
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 15
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    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a drive socket #16.
  16. 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.
  17. Step 17
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18.
  18. Step 18
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  19. Step 19
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    Take out the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.
  20. Step 20
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the stabilizer bush brackets. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  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 #E8. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  23. Step 23
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  24. Step 24
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use a drive socket #32. Use a tap wrench.
  25. Step 25
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    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  26. Step 26
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    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Peugeot 208 1. Tip:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  27. Step 27
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  28. Step 28
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  29. Step 29
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    Remove the drive shaft.
  30. Step 30
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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. Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. Step 31
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a rubber mallet.
    Step 32
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  32. Step 33
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  33. Step 34
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Peugeot 208 1. AUTODOC experts 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.
  34. Step 35
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    Compress the spring.
  35. Step 36
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  36. Step 37
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  37. Step 38
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    Release the coil spring.
  38. Step 39
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    Remove the spring.
  39. Step 40
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
  40. Step 41
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Peugeot 208 1. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  41. Step 42
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  42. Step 43
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  43. Step 44
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  44. Step 45
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    Compress the spring.
  45. Step 46
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  46. Step 47
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Peugeot 208 1. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  47. Step 48
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    Decompress the spring.
  48. Step 49
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  49. Step 50
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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