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 D, 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 T AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) 2.5 T AWD, VOLVO V70 II (285) D5 AWD View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber 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: shock absorbers – Volvo V70 SW. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Torx bit T30
Impact socket №18
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Locking pliers
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – Volvo V70 SW. Professionals 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 – Volvo V70 SW. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Move the folding shelf and detach it from the retainers. By doing this, you will get access to the side trim plastic panels.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the lower lining of the boot.
  4. Step 4
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    Remove the boot front lower lining.
  5. Step 5
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #18. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  8. Step 8
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  9. Step 9
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Volvo V70 SW. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the wheel.
  12. Step 12
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  13. Step 13
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 15
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Volvo V70 SW
  16. Step 16
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  17. Step 17
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    Remove the shock absorber. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Volvo V70 SW. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  18. Step 18
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 19
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and fasten it.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Volvo V70 SW. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber cautiously tight when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  21. Step 21
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    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #18.
  22. Step 22
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    Tighten the top shock absorber fastening. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use locking pliers. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
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