Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 i Bivalent, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.6 16V, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.6 Bioflex, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 HDi, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.1 i, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 HDi, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.6 16V, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 16V HDi, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 16V, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.6 16V HDi, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.6 16V HDi, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 HDi, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.1 LPG, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 BiFuel, CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 i Bivalent View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change gas struts / tailgate struts on CITROEN C3 1 (FC, FN) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: tailgate struts – Citroen C3 1. Tools you need:
Flat Screwdriver
Hydraulic transmission jack
Replacement: tailgate struts – Citroen C3 1. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Right and left gas struts of the boot lid should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left gas struts of the boot lid.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Citroen C3 1.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Tailgate Struts on Citroen C3 Mk1 2002 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 1.4 HDi 2003 Tailgate Struts - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Support the boot lid. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  3. Step 3
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the car body. Use a flat screwdriver.
  4. Step 4
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    Release the circlip connecting the gas strut to the boot lid. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Citroen C3 1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while demounting the gas struts.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove CITROËN C3 1.4 16V HDi 2006 Tailgate Struts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the boot lid gas strut.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Tailgate Struts on CITROËN C3 I Hatchback (FC_, FN_) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the mounting seats of the boot strut.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Tailgate Struts replacement on Citroen C3 Mk1 1.4 i Bivalent 2008 - download illustrated guide
    Install the new boot lid gas strut.
    Replacement: tailgate struts – Citroen C3 1. Professionals recommend:
    To avoid any injuries, be sure to hold the boot lid while installing the gas strut.
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