Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 Ti, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.4 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.25, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.25, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.4, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 Ti, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.4 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.4 LPG, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.0, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.0 EcoBoost, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.0 EcoBoost, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 Ti, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.0, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.4 LPG, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.0 Sport, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.5 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.5 TDCi, FORD Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on FORD FIESTA JA8 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for Fiesta Mk6 Hatchback (JA8, JR8) and other FORD models
Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – Ford Fiesta JA8. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 15
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket #DD5,2
Vice
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – Ford Fiesta JA8. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Ford Fiesta JA8 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  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: shock absorbers – Ford Fiesta JA8. 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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    Unscrew the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Move the part aside.
  8. Step 8
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 9
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    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Ford Fiesta JA8. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  16. Step 16
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    Grip the shock absorber in a vice.
  17. Step 17
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    Clean the shock absorber rod fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the shock absorber piston rod fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a shock absorber socket DD№5.2. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 19
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Ford Fiesta JA8. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  21. Step 21
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    Tighten the shock absorber rod nut. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a shock absorber socket DD№5.2. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 25 nm torque.
  22. Step 22
    Release the vice and take out the shock absorber.
    Step 23
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  23. Step 24
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Ford Fiesta JA8. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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