Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VOLVO V70 II (285) T5, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4 T, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 TDI, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4, VOLVO V70 II (285) D5, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4 Bifuel (CNG), VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4 T AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4 D, VOLVO V70 II (285) R 2,5 T AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 T AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) D5 AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 T, VOLVO V70 II (285) T5, VOLVO V70 II (285) D5, VOLVO V70 II (285) D5 AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4 D, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.3, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.4 Bifuel (LPG) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on VOLVO V70 2 (SW) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for V70 II (285) and other VOLVO models
Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Volvo V70 SW. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Impact socket №13
Impact socket №18
Impact socket №21
HEX bit No.H6.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Water pump pliers
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Fender cover
Replacement: suspension strut – Volvo V70 SW. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 – Volvo V70 SW. 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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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Shock Absorber on VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 T 2002 by yourself
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  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.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Volvo V70 SW
  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 Volvo V70 Mk2 1999 2.4 by yourself
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Disconnect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 15
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  16. Step 16
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  17. Step 17
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  18. Step 18
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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. Volvo V70 SW
  19. Step 19
    Changing Shock Absorber on VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 T 2002 by yourself
    Remove the suspension strut.
  20. Step 20
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Volvo V70 SW. 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.
  21. Step 21
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    Compress the spring.
  22. Step 22
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    Remove the shock strut mount cap. Use a crowbar.
  23. Step 23
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use WD-40 spray.
  24. Step 24
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  25. Step 25
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    Unscrew the fastener of the shock strut mount. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench. Use water pump pliers.
  26. Step 26
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Volvo V70 Mk2 1999 2.4 by yourself
    Remove the top strut mount.
  27. Step 27
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    Release the coil spring.
  28. Step 28
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    Remove the spring.
  29. Step 29
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Volvo V70 SW. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
    Step 30
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Volvo V70 Mk2 2002 2.4 D5 Shock Absorber
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Volvo V70 SW. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  30. Step 31
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  31. Step 32
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  32. Step 33
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  33. Step 34
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    Compress the spring.
  34. Step 35
    Changing Shock Absorber on VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 T 2002 by yourself
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  35. Step 36
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    Screw in the fastener of the shock strut mount. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench. Use water pump pliers.
  36. Step 37
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #21. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Volvo V70 SW. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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