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How to replace front springs / front coil springs on CITROEN C3 1 (FC, FN) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools: Wire brush WD-40 spray Brake cleaner Copper grease Combination spanner #16 Combination spanner #17 Combination spanner #22 Drive socket # 16 Drive socket # 17 Drive socket # 19 Drive socket # 22 Drive socket # 30 HEX bit NoH7

Torx bit T30 Wheel impact socket #17 Shock absorber socket Ratchet wrench Torque wrench Flat chisel Pin punch Tap wrench Hammer Crow bar Hydraulic strut spring compressor Hydraulic transmission jack Fender cover Wheel chock 1 Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount Use a wire brush Use WD-40 spray 2

Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount Use HEX NoH7 Use a combination spanner #22 Use a ratchet wrench

3 Loosen the wheel mounting bolts Use wheel impact socket #17 4 Clean the fastener of the driveshaft

Use a wire brush Use WD-40 spray 5 Unstake the fastener of the driveshaft Use a flat metal-working chisel

Use a hammer 6 Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft Use a drive socket #30 Use a tap wrench

7 Raise the front of the car and secure on supports 8 Unscrew the wheel bolts AUTODOC recommends: To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts

9 Clean the stabiliser link fasteners Use a wire brush Use WD-40 spray 10

Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut Use a crowbar 11 Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut Use a combination spanner #17

Use Torx T30 Use a ratchet wrench 12 Remove the stabilizer rod 13

Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle Use a wire brush Use WD-40 spray 14 Clean all joints of the arm

Use a wire brush Use WD-40 spray 15 Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm Use a drive socket #16

Use a combination spanner #16 Use a tap wrench 16 Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm 17

Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub Use a drive socket #30 18 Remove the drive shaft Use a pin punch

Use a hammer 19 Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle Use a drive socket #16 Use a tap wrench

20 Remove the fastening bolt 21 Prop up the steering knuckle Use a hydraulic transmission jack

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 ratchet wrench 23

Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut Use a hammer 24 Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount Use a drive socket #22

AUTODOC recommends: To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts 25 Remove the suspension strut 26 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 27 Compress the spring

28 Remove the strut piston rod nut Use a drive socket #19 Use HEX NoH7

Use a ratchet wrench 29 Remove the top strut mount 30 Release the coil spring

31 Remove the spring AUTODOC recommends: Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop Replace them if necessary 32

Install the spring on the shock absorber 33 Compress the spring 34 Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing

35 Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut Use HEX NoH7 Use a drive socket #19

Use a torque wrench Tighten it to 60 Nm torque AUTODOC recommends: Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly Avoid its misalignment 36

Decompress the spring 37 Remove the assembled shock strut 38 Install the shock strut into the wheel arch

39 Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount Do not tighten it AUTODOC recommends: To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when screwing the fastening bolts in 40 Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle

Use a wire brush Use WD-40 spray 41 Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle 42

Install the fastening bolt 43 Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle Use a drive socket #16 44

Remove the support from under the steering knuckle AUTODOC recommends: Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms 45 Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint Use a wire brush

Use WD-40 spray 46 Install the drive shaft 47 Attach the ball joint to the control arm

48 Screw the fasteners of the ball joint Use a drive socket #16 49 Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link

50 Tighten the stabiliser link fastener Use a drive socket #17 51 Fasten the brake hose on the strut

Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut 52 Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle Use a drive socket #16 Use a torque wrench

Tighten it to 105 Nm torque 53 Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut Use a drive socket #17 Use a torque wrench

Tighten it to 60 Nm torque 54 Tighten the ball joint fastener Use a drive socket #16 Use a combination spanner #16

Use a torque wrench Tighten it to 52 Nm torque 55 Screw the nut of the drive shaft Use a drive socket #30

56 Treat all joints of the arm Treat the shock strut fasteners Use copper grease 57

Treat all joints of the stabiliser link Use copper grease 58 Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim Use copper grease

59 Clean the brake disk surface Use a brake cleaner AUTODOC recommends: After applying the spray, wait a few minutes 60

Screw in the wheel bolts Use wheel impact socket #17 AUTODOC recommends: To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts 61 Lower the car

62 Tighten the drive shaft nut Use a drive socket #30 Use a torque wrench Tighten it to 145 Nm torque

63 Restake the fastener of the driveshaft Use a flat metal-working chisel Use a hammer 64

Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern Use a torque wrench Tighten it to 120 Nm torque 65 Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount

Use a drive socket #22 Use HEX NoH7 Use a torque wrench Tighten it to 45 nm torque

66 Treat the shock strut fasteners Use copper grease

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