Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2.0 JTDM (939BXQ1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTS (939BXA1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTDM 8V (939BXE1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTDM 16V (939BXC1B, 939BXC12), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2.4 JTDM (939BXD1B, 939BXD12), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTDM 16V (939BXC1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTDM 8V (939AXH1B, 939BXH1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2.4 JTDM (939.BXM1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.8 MPI (939BXL1A), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 3.2 JTS (939BXH1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.8 TBi (939BXN1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2.0 JTDM (939BXP1B), ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2.0 JTDM (939BXR1B) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on ALFA ROMEO 159 (939) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # E14
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
Torx bit T25
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Clip removal tool
Locking pliers
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. Recommended sequence of 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 #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Open the boot lid.
  4. Step 4
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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.
  5. Step 5
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    Fold down the backrests of the rear seats.
  6. Step 6
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    Raise the lower lining of the boot.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the clips of the boot front lower lining. Use a clip removal tool.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the boot front lower lining.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the clips of the boot side lining. Use a clip removal tool.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the fastener of the boot side lining. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the fastener of the central protective plastic panel. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the side plastic trim panel. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the central protective plastic panel.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the side plastic cover.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the cover of the boot side lining.
  16. Step 16
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    Detach the boot side lining.
  17. Step 17
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    Remove the seat belt trim cover. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the boot side lining.
  19. Step 19
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    Detach the bulb connector.
  20. Step 20
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    Unscrew the fastener and remove the boot side sound insulation.
  21. Step 21
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock absorber upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  22. Step 22
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 23
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the wheel.
  24. Step 25
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  25. Step 26
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer bar with the control arm. Use a drive socket #18.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2009 1.9 JTDM 16V (939BXC1B, 939BXC12) by yourself
    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 28
    159 Sportwagon (939) 2.4 JTDM (939.BXM1B) 2010 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the shock strut to the suspension control arm. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 29
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  29. Step 30
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  30. Step 31
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #E14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. Step 32
    How to change Shock Absorber on Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2006 - free PDF and video manuals
    Clean the fastener connecting the rear knuckle to the suspension control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  32. Step 33
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    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  33. Step 34
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the rear knuckle to the suspension control arm. Use a combination spanner #22.
  34. Step 35
    Changing Shock Absorber on ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTDM 8V (939BXE1B) 2009 by yourself
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
  35. Step 36
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    Unscrew the front fastener connecting the rear knuckle to the suspension control arm. Use a combination spanner #21.
  36. Step 37
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  37. Step 38
    Detach the rear knuckle from the suspension control arm.
    Step 39
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    Support the stub axle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  38. Step 40
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #16.
  39. Step 41
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    Pull down the suspension control arm. Use a crowbar.
  40. Step 42
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  41. Step 43
    Replacing Shock Absorber on Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2009 1.9 JTDM 16V (939BXC1B, 939BXC12) by yourself
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  42. Step 44
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    Compress the spring.
  43. Step 45
    How to change Shock Absorber on ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2011 - tips and tricks
    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  44. Step 46
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    Remove the top strut mount. Use a crowbar.
  45. Step 47
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    Release the coil spring.
  46. Step 48
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    Remove the spring.
  47. Step 49
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
  48. Step 50
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. Tip:
    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.
  49. Step 51
    Changing Shock Absorber on ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 1.9 JTDM 8V (939BXE1B) 2009 by yourself
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  50. Step 52
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  51. Step 53
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  52. Step 54
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    Compress the spring.
  53. Step 55
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Adjust the position of the upper strut mount and the spring according to the marks.
  54. Step 56
    Changing of Shock Absorber on Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #17. Use locking pliers. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 37 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Important! Be sure to use new fasteners.Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  55. Step 57
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    Decompress the spring.
  56. Step 58
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  57. Step 59
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    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  58. Step 60
    How to change Shock Absorber on ALFA ROMEO 159 Sportwagon (939) 2011 - tips and tricks
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
  59. Step 61
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon 2012 2.4 JTDM (939.BXM1B) Shock Absorber
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts. Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon
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