Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.4 16V Twinport LPG (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.8 (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.7 DTI (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.6 (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.7 CDTI (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.4 16V Twinport (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.6 (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.3 CDTI (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.7 CDTI (E75), OPEL Meriva A (X03) 1.3 CDTI (E75) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on OPEL MERIVA A [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – Opel Meriva X03. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # E18
Drive socket # E20
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – Opel Meriva X03. 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.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – Opel Meriva X03. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Opel Meriva X03. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #Е20. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #Е18. Use a tap wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Opel Meriva X03
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Opel Meriva X03. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  13. Step 14
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and fasten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts. Opel Meriva X03
  14. Step 15
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  15. Step 16
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    Screw the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #Е18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 17
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    Install the fastening bolt.
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