Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4, FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4, FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front springs / front coil springs on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T40
Torx bit T30
Shock absorber socket
Wheel impact socket #19
Combination spanner #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Flat chisel
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
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:
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    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
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    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Remove the windscreen wiper arm nut covers.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper arms.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 5
    Clean the pivots of the windscreen wiper arms.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 6
    Remove the wiper arms.
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    Step 7
    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a crowbar.
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    Step 8
    Raise the wiper plastic cowl grille.
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    Step 9
    Unscrew the fastener of the lower wiper plastic cowl grille.Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 10
    Remove the lower wiper plastic cowl grille.
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    Step 11
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 12
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 13
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 14
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 15
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  16. How to change Springs on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 17
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.
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    Step 18
    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 19
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 20
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 21
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 22
    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.Use a hammer.Use a flat metal-working chisel.
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    Step 23
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 24
    Unscrew the upper fastening of the shock absorber strut.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 25
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 26
    Remove the suspension strut.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.
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    Step 27
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 28
    Clean the shock absorber rod. Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 29
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use Torx T40.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 30
    Remove the top strut mount.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 31
    Release the coil spring.
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    Step 32
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 33
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 34
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 35
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
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    Step 36
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use Torx T30.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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    Step 37
    Decompress the spring.
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    Step 38
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 39
    Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 40
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 41
    Secure the upper fasteners of the shock strut (3 pieces).Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when screwing the fastening bolts in.
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    Step 42
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 43
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 44
    Install and tighten a new bolt of the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
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    Step 45
    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 46
    Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut.Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
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    Step 47
    Secure the stabilizer link on the suspension strut.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
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    Step 48
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
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    Step 49
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 50
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 51
    Tighten the shock strut top mount (3 pieces).Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 15 Nm torque.
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    Step 52
    Clean the mounting seat of the cowl grille.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 53
    Install and secure the cowl grille. Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 54
    Install the fasteners of the wiper plastic cowl grille.
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    Step 55
    Reinstall the wiper arms.
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    Step 56
    Tighten the fasteners of the wiper arms.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 10 Nm torque.
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    Step 57
    Install the nut covers of the windscreen wiper arms.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure not to mix up the wiper arms on the driver's and passenger's sides.
    Step 58
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
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    Step 59
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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    Step 60
    Remove the fender protection cover.
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    Step 61
    Close the hood.
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