Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.6 TDCi, FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.6 TDCi, FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.6 TDCi

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 16
HEX bit no.H5.
HEX bit no.H6.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hammer
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:
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    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 7
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a combination spanner #16.Use HEX No.H5.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 8
    Remove the bracket from the shock absorber strut.
    Step 9
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
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    Step 10
    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
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    Step 11
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 12
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 13
    Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 14
    Detach the ABS sensor connector.
    Step 15
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a hammer.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Make sure that the steering knuckle is supported.
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    Step 16
    Lower the car.
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    Step 17
    Open the bonnet.
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    Step 18
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 19
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 20
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Use a combination spanner #13.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 21
    Remove the suspension strut.
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    Step 22
    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 23
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 24
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 25
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a combination spanner #19.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 26
    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.
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    Step 27
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 28
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 29
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 30
    Compress the spring.
    Step 31
    Install the mount, the boot and the bump stop on the shock absorber.Use HEX No.H6.
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    Step 32
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut.Use a combination spanner #19.Use HEX No.H6.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 33
    Decompress the spring.
    Step 34
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 35
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 36
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when screwing the fastening bolts in.
    Step 37
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a combination spanner #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 40 Nm torque.
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    Step 38
    Remove the fender protection cover.
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    Step 39
    Close the hood.
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    Step 40
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 41
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 42
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.Use a hammer.
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    Step 43
    Support the arm.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 44
    Install the fastening bolt.
    Step 45
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
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    Step 46
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 47
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.
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    Step 48
    Attach the ABS sensor connector.
    Step 49
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
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    Step 50
    Install the bracket onto the shock absorber strut.
    Step 51
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #16.Use HEX No.H5.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
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    Step 52
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
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    Step 53
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 54
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 55
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 56
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 57
    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.
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    Step 58
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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