Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
RENAULT TWINGO I (C06_) 1.2 16V (C060), RENAULT TWINGO I (C06_) 1.2 16V (C06C, C06D, C06K), RENAULT TWINGO I (C06_) 1.2 (C067), RENAULT TWINGO I (C06_) 1.2 (C063, C064) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on RENAULT TWINGO 1 (C06) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Shock absorber socket DD №6,3
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 – Renault Twingo C06. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the side plastic trim panel. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  3. Step 3
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 4
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  7. Step 7
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Renault Twingo C06
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 13
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    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the upper fastening of the shock absorber strut. Use a drive socket #13.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  16. Step 16
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. Professionals recommend:
    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.
  17. Step 17
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    Compress the spring.
  18. Step 18
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6,3. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 19
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    Remove the top strut mount.
  20. Step 20
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    Release the coil spring.
  21. Step 21
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    Remove the spring.
  22. Step 22
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  23. Step 23
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. Tip:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  24. Step 24
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  25. Step 25
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  26. Step 26
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  27. Step 27
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    Compress the spring.
  28. Step 28
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  29. Step 29
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Twingo c06 2006 1.2 LPG Shock Absorber
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a shock absorber socket DD№6,3. Use a drive socket #17. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 45 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Renault Twingo C06. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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