Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 1.4 i (JA0E), RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 1.6 i (JA0L), RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 1.6 e (JA0F), RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 2.0 i (JA0G), RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 1.9 D (JA0J), RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 1.9 dTi (JA0N), RENAULT MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 2.0 i (JA02, JA0G) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on RENAULT MEGANE SCENIC [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Megane Scenic. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #10
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #19
HEXH6 bit socket
21-mm strut nut socket
Torx bit T20
Ratchet wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Megane Scenic. 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.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Renault Megane Scenic – should be done with the engine switched off.
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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    Unscrew the fasteners of the cowl grille. Use Torx T20. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wiper cowl grille located on the right side.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the retainers of the shock strut mount cap.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the suspension strut mount cap.
  8. Step 8
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 9
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 11
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  11. Step 12
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    Raise the car.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Megane Scenic. Tip:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  12. Step 13
    MEGANE Scenic (JA0/1_) 1.9 dT 2001 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Renault Megane Scenic
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the wheel.
  14. Step 15
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    Clean the fastener of the bracket that connects the brake hose to the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener that connects the brake hose bracket to the suspension strut. Use a combination spanner #10.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the brake hose bracket.
  17. Step 18
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 20
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  20. Step 21
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  21. Step 22
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  22. Step 23
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Renault Megane Scenic – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  24. Step 25
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Megane Scenic. 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.
  25. Step 26
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    Compress the spring.
  26. Step 27
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 28
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a 21-mm strut nut socket. Use HEX No.H6.
  28. Step 29
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  29. Step 30
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    Release the coil spring.
  30. Step 31
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    Remove the spring.
  31. Step 32
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Megane Scenic. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  32. Step 33
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  33. Step 34
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  34. Step 35
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  35. Step 36
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  36. Step 37
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    Compress the spring.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Megane Scenic. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  37. Step 38
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  38. Step 39
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a 21-mm strut nut socket. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 nm torque.
  39. Step 40
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
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