How to replace a front shock strut on OPEL CORSA C (F08, F68) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
How to replace a front shock strut on OPEL CORSA C (F08, F68) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]


Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 8
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17 Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Shock absorber socket DD №8
Tap wrench Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock 1. Remove the shock strut mount cap.
Use a flat screwdriver. 2. Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.
Use a shock absorber socket DD№8. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench. 3. Raise the front of the car and secure on supports. 4. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 5. Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.
Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 6. Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #8. Use a ratchet wrench. 7. Remove the stabilizer rod. AUTODOC recommends:
Examine stabiliser bushes. Replace them if needed. 8. Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 9. Disconnect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable from the shock absorber strut. 10. 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. 11. Remove the fastening bolt. 12. Prop up the steering knuckle.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 13. Remove the fastening bolt. 14. Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar. 15. Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts. 16. Remove the suspension strut. 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. 18. Compress the spring. 19. Remove the strut piston rod nut.
Use a drive socket #19. Use a shock absorber socket DD№8.
Use a ratchet wrench. 20. 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. 21. Release the coil spring. 22. Remove the spring. 23. Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor. AUTODOC recommends:
Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times. 24. Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor. 25. Install the spring on the shock absorber. 26. Compress the spring. 27. Install the mount, the boot and the bump stop on the shock absorber. 28. Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut.
Use a drive socket #19. Use a shock absorber socket DD№8. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 55 Nm torque. AUTODOC recommends:
Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. 29. Decompress the spring. 30. Remove the assembled shock strut. 31. Install the shock strut into the wheel arch. 32. 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. 33. Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 34. Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle. 35. Install the fastening bolts. 36. Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
Use a drive socket #18. 37. Remove the support from under the steering knuckle. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 38. Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut. 39. Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link. 40. Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #8. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 45 Nm torque. 41. 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 105 Nm torque. 42. Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease. 43. Clean the brake disk surface.
Use a brake cleaner. AUTODOC recommends:
After applying the spray, wait a few minutes. 44. 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. 46. Lower the car. 47. Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a shock absorber socket DD№8. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 55 Nm torque. 48. Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount.
Use copper grease. 49. Install the shock strut mount cap. 50. Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern.
Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.

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