Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.8 (M75), OPEL Astra H TwinTop (A04) 1.8 (L67), OPEL ZAFIRA B Van 1.8 (M75)

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on OPEL ZAFIRA-B 2 (A05) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. Tools you might need:
Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Tap wrench
Clip removal tool
Water pump pliers
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for ZAFIRA B (A05) and other OPEL models
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Shock Absorber
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OPEL ZAFIRA B Van 1.8 (M75)
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.8 (M75)
OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.8 (M75)
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OPEL Astra H TwinTop (A04) 1.8 (L67)
Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. 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 – Opel Zafira B A05. Take the following steps:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the hood.
  2. How to replace OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Remove the cowl grille seal.
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    Step 4
    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
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    Step 5
    Remove the shock strut mount cap.Use a flat screwdriver.
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    Step 6
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Zafira b a05 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Remove the retainer of the shock strut upper mount.Use a clip removal tool.
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    Step 8
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 9
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 10
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  11. Replacing Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2015 1.9 CDTI (M75) by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 12
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 13
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 14
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a drive socket #19.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 15
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 16
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 17
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a tap wrench.
  17. How to replace OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 18
    Clean the fasteners of the ABS sensor and of the brake hose which connect them to the shock strut. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Zafira b a05 1.8 (M75) 2007 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 19
    Disconnect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable from the shock absorber strut.Use a flat screwdriver.
  19. Changing Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 (M75) 2008 by yourself
    Step 20
    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.Use water pump pliers.
  20. How to remove OPEL ZAFIRA 1.6 CNG (M75) 2009 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 21
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Step 22
    Remove the fastening bolts.
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    Step 23
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a crowbar.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Zafira b a05 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Step 24
    Remove the retainer of the shock strut upper mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Opel Zafira B A05 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 25
    Remove the suspension strut.
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    Step 26
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. 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.
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    Step 27
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 28
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #22.Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 CNG (M75) 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 29
    Remove the top strut mount.
  28. How to change Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 30
    Release the coil spring.
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    Step 31
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
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    Step 32
    Remove the spring.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 33
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  32. How to replace OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 34
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
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    Step 35
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 36
    Compress the spring.
  35. How to remove OPEL ZAFIRA 1.6 CNG (M75) 2009 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 37
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
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    Step 38
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  37. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Zafira b a05 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Step 39
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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    Step 40
    Decompress the spring.
  39. Changing of Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2013 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 41
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 42
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use copper grease.
    Step 43
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts. Opel Zafira B A05
  41. Replacing Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2015 1.9 CDTI (M75) by yourself
    Step 44
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  42. ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 CNG (M75) 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 45
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  43. How to change Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 46
    Install the fastening bolts.
  44. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Zafira b a05 2007 1.6 CNG (M75) Shock Absorber
    Step 47
    Raise the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
  45. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.7 CDTI (M75) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 48
    Install the retainer of the shock strut upper mount.Use water pump pliers.
  46. How to change Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 49
    Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut.
  47. How to replace OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 50
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.Use a rubber mallet.
  48. Zafira b a05 1.8 (M75) 2007 Shock Absorber replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 51
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 105 Nm torque.
  49. Changing Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 (M75) 2008 by yourself
    Step 52
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
  50. How to remove OPEL ZAFIRA 1.6 CNG (M75) 2009 Shock Absorber - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 53
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #19.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  51. How to replace Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 54
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  52. How hard is it to do yourself: Shock Absorber replacement on Zafira b a05 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Step 55
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
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    Step 56
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  54. Changing of Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2013 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 57
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Opel Zafira B A05. AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  55. OPEL ZAFIRA 1.7 CDTI (M75) Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 58
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Opel Zafira B A05
  56. Replacing Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2015 1.9 CDTI (M75) by yourself
    Step 59
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  57. ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.6 CNG (M75) 2005 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 60
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  58. How to change Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 2006 - tips and tricks
    Step 61
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Zafira b a05 2007 1.6 CNG (M75) Shock Absorber
    Step 62
    Install the shock strut mount cap.
    Step 63
    Install and secure the cowl grille.
  60. DIY replacement of Shock Absorber on OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.7 CDTI (M75) 2008 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 64
    Install the cowl grille seal.
  61. How to change Shock Absorber on Zafira b a05 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 65
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  62. How to replace OPEL ZAFIRA B (A05) 1.9 CDTI (M75) 2006 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 66
    Close the hood.
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