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 rear suspension arm / rear control arm on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel impact socket #19
Flat chisel
Hammer
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • 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.
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 6
    Support the arm. 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 #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 9
    Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the side member.Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the stabilizer rod fasteners.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 11
    Make a mark on the crossmember and on the camber adjustment bolt.Use a flat metal-working chisel.Use a hammer.
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    Step 12
    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.Use a drive socket #18.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 13
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 14
    Remove the support from under the rear arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 15
    Take out the spring.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 16
    Unscrew the lower arm fastening.Remove the fastening bolt.
  16. How to change Control Arm on Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Install a new suspension arm.Install the control arm fasteners.
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    Step 18
    Install the spring.
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    Step 19
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 20
    Screw in the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 21
    Tighten the arm fastening to the beam.Use a drive socket #18.Use a combination spanner #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 90 Nm torque.
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    Step 22
    Tighten the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 115 Nm torque.
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    Step 23
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.
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    Step 24
    Tighten the stabiliser link fastener.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 25 Nm torque.
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    Step 25
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 90 Nm torque.
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    Step 26
    Remove the support from under the rear arm.
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    Step 27
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
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    Step 28
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  28. How to change Control Arm on FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 2007 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 30
    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 31
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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