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.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 15
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both coil springs of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the rear 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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
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    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
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 7
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a drive socket #15.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 9
    Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 10
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 11
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 12
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 13
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a drive socket #15.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 14
    Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 15
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 16
    Remove the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Inspect the rubber mounts of the suspension spring. Replace if necessary.
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    Step 17
    Clean the coil spring mounting seats.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 18
    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
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    Step 19
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 20
    Install the fastening bolt.
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    Step 21
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 Nm torque.
    Step 22
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 23
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 24
    Install the fastening bolt.
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    Step 25
    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 26
    Raise the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
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    Step 27
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 Nm torque.
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    Step 28
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 29
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
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    Step 30
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.
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    Step 31
    Treat the surface where the wheel rim contacts the brake drum.Use copper grease.
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    Step 32
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 33
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 34
    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 35
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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