Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 16V

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front springs / front coil springs on FORD FIESTA 5 (MK6) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 32
HEX bit No.H6.
Torx bit T50
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Shock absorber socket
Hammer
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both coil springs of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
  2. How to replace FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi 2002 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.Use WD-30 spray.
  4. Changing Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 4
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a combination spanner #13.
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    Step 5
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 6
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 7
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 9
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 10
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Replacing Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #17.Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
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    Step 13
    Remove the brake hose retaining clip.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 14
    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
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    Step 15
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  16. How to change Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 17
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  18. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Clean the fastener of the driveshaft.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Changing Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 19
    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #32.Use a tap wrench.
  20. How to remove FORD FIESTA ST150 2.0 2005 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Remove the fastening nut.Use a drive socket #32.
  21. How to replace Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.6 16V 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use Torx T50.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 23
    Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 24
    Remove the drive shaft. Use a pin punch.Use a hammer.
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    Step 25
    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  26. Replacing Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 26
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 27
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.
  28. How to change Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a hammer.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2004 ST150 2.0 Springs
    Step 29
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 30
    Remove the suspension strut.
  31. How to change Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  32. How to replace FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi 2002 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Compress the spring.
  33. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  34. Changing Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 34
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #17.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 35
    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  36. How to replace Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 36
    Release the coil spring.
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    Step 37
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 38
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 39
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 40
    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  41. Replacing Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 41
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #19.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  42. Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 42
    Decompress the spring.
  43. How to change Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step 43
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 44
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 45
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mountDo not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when screwing the fastening bolts in.
  46. How to change Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 46
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 47
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
  48. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 48
    Install the fastening bolt.
  49. Changing Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 49
    Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
  50. How to remove FORD FIESTA ST150 2.0 2005 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 50
    Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 51
    Mount the drive shaft into the wheel hub.
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    Step 52
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 53
    Connect the lower arm to the steering knuckle.
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    Step 54
    Install the fastening bolt.
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    Step 55
    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint.Use a drive socket #15.Use Torx T50.Use a ratchet wrench.
  56. Replacing Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 56
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
  57. Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 57
    Install the brake hose retaining clip.Use a rubber mallet.
  58. How to change Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step 58
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
  59. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2004 ST150 2.0 Springs
    Step 59
    Tighten the stabiliser link fastener.Use a drive socket #17.Use a ratchet wrench.
  60. DIY replacement of Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.3 2005 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 60
    Install the fastening nut.
  61. How to change Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 61
    Tighten the drive shaft nut.Use a drive socket #32.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 155 Nm torque.
  62. How to replace FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi 2002 Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 62
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 Nm torque.
  63. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Springs replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 63
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
  64. Changing Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 64
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
  65. How to remove FORD FIESTA ST150 2.0 2005 Springs - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 65
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
  66. How to replace Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 66
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  67. How hard is it to do yourself: Springs replacement on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.6 16V 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 67
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 68
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  69. Changing of Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 69
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  70. FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCi Springs replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 70
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  71. Replacing Springs on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 71
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
  72. Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Springs DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 72
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 40 nm torque.
  73. How to change Springs on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step 73
    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount.Use copper grease.
    Step 74
    Remove the fender protection cover.
  74. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2004 ST150 2.0 Springs
    Step 75
    Close the hood.
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