Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VOLVO V70 III Box Body / Estate (135) 2.4 D5, VOLVO V70 III Box Body / Estate (135) 2.4 D4 AWD, VOLVO V70 III Box Body / Estate (135) 2.0 D3 DRIVe View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
18-mm strut nut socket
Shock absorber socket
HEX bit no.H6
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Clip removal tool
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135). 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 – VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a clip removal tool.
  2. Step 4
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    Move the cowl grille aside to access the fasteners of the suspension strut mount.
  3. Step 5
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 6
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    Loosen the upper fasteners of the suspension strut. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 7
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 8
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #13. Use a tap wrench.
  7. Step 9
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    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 10
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: suspension strut – VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135). 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.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135)
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the wheel.
  10. Step 13
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
  11. Step 14
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
  12. Step 15
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    Clean the fastener that connects the sway bar link to the suspension strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 17
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    Disconnect the sway bar link from the suspension strut.
  15. Step 18
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    Clean the lower fastener connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 19
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 20
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  18. Step 21
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 22
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  20. Step 23
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    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 24
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21.
  22. Step 25
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  23. Step 26
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    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  24. Step 27
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    Support the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  25. Step 28
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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.
  26. Step 29
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the suspension strut. Use a rubber mallet.
  27. Step 30
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut.
    Replacement: suspension strut – VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  28. Step 31
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  29. Step 32
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    Set the suspension strut on the spring compressor tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, the spring coils need to be securely gripped, applying pressure on both ends.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils fit tightly into the retainers.
  30. Step 33
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    Compress the spring.
  31. Step 34
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    Clean the strut piston rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  32. Step 35
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    Unscrew the strut piston rod nut. Use a 18-mm strut nut socket. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  33. Step 36
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    Remove the upper strut mount together with the bump stop.
  34. Step 37
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    Release the coil spring.
  35. Step 38
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    Remove the spring.
  36. Step 39
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    Remove the dust boot.
  37. Step 40
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    Remove the rubber spring spacer.
  38. Step 41
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  39. Step 42
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – VOLVO V70 III Kasten / Kombi (135). Professionals recommend:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it 3–5 times by hand.
  40. Step 43
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    Install the rubber spring spacer.
  41. Step 44
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  42. Step 45
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    Compress the spring.
  43. Step 46
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    Install the dust boot.
  44. Step 47
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    Install the upper strut mount together with the bump stop.
  45. Step 48
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    Tighten the nut of the suspension strut piston rod. Use a 18-mm strut nut socket. Use HEX No.H6. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
  46. Step 49
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    Decompress the spring.
  47. Step 50
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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