Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VOLVO V50 (545) 1.6 D, VOLVO V50 (545) D4, VOLVO V50 (545) D3, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.4, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.4, VOLVO V50 (545) T5, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.0 D, VOLVO V50 (545) 1.8, VOLVO V50 (545) 1.6, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.0, VOLVO V50 (545) D5, VOLVO V50 (545) T5, VOLVO V50 (545) 1.8 FlexFuel, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.4 Tdi, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.0 FlexFuel, VOLVO V50 (545) 2.0 CDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on VOLVO V50 1 (P12)[TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for V50 (545) and other VOLVO models
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
Impact socket №15
Impact socket №16
Impact socket №18
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Crow bar
Pin punch
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both coil springs of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the stabilizer rod fasteners. Use a drive socket #16. Use a combination spanner #15.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the stabilizer rod. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 9
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
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    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  15. Step 15
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    Take out the spring.
  16. Step 16
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 17
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    Install the spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats.
  18. Step 18
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack. Use a crowbar.
  19. Step 19
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    Install the fastening bolt. Use a hammer. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: coil springs – Volvo V50 MW. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Adjust the position of the alignment bolt according to the mark.
  20. Step 20
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Volvo V50 MW – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
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