Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
RENAULT CLIO II (BB0/1/2_, CB0/1/2_) 1.2 16V (BB05, BB0W, BB11, BB27, BB2T, BB2U, BB2V, CB05,...

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front springs / front coil springs on RENAULT CLIO 2 (C65) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit no.H6.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Tap wrench
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
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 4
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use HEX No.H6.Use a combination spanner #21.Use a ratchet wrench.
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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 fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 11
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 12
    Unscrew the ABS cable holder. Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 13
    Remove the fastening bolts.
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    Step 14
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a combination spanner #18.
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    Step 15
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #21.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  16. How to change Springs on Renault Clio 2 1998 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the suspension strut.
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    Step 17
    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 18
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 19
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 20
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use a drive socket #17.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 21
    Remove the top strut mount.
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    Step 22
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
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    Step 23
    Release the coil spring.
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    Step 24
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 25
    Install the boot and a bump stop onto the shock absorber.
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    Step 26
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 27
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 28
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
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    Step 29
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #17.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.
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    Step 30
    Decompress the spring.
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    Step 31
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 32
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 33
    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.
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    Step 34
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 35
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
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    Step 36
    Install the fastening bolts.
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    Step 37
    Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.
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    Step 38
    Tighten the ABS cable holder. Use a drive socket #10.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 39
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
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    Step 40
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
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    Step 41
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 42
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 43
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 44
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 45
    Lower the car.
    Step 46
    Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
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    Step 47
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #21.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 Nm torque.
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    Step 48
    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount.Use copper grease.
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    Step 49
    Remove the fender protection cover.
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    Step 50
    Close the hood.
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    Step 51
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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