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How to replace rear springs / rear coil springs on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]


Required Tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray Copper grease
Drive socket # 16 Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18 Combination spanner #15
Combination spanner #19 Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench Wheel impact socket #19
Tap wrench Flat chisel
Hammer Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock 1. Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports. 2. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #19. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 3. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 4. Clean the shock absorber fasteners.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 5. Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.
Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
Use a tap wrench. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts. 6. Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the side member. Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.
Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 7. Unscrew the stabilizer rod fasteners.
Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #15.
Use a ratchet wrench. 8. Make a mark on the crossmember and on the camber adjustment bolt. Use a flat metal-working chisel.
Use a hammer. 9. Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.
Use a drive socket #18. Use a combination spanner #19.
Use a tap wrench. 10. Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle.
Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
Remove the fastening bolt. 11. Remove the support from under the rear arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 12. Take out the spring.
Use a crowbar. 13. Install the spring. 14. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 15. Screw in the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #16.
Use a ratchet wrench. 16. 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. 17. 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. 18. Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link. 19. 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. 20. Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber.
Use a drive socket #16. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 90 Nm torque. 21. Remove the support from under the rear arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 22. Clean the wheel rim mounting seat.
Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface.
Use copper grease. 23. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #19. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 24. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.

Reader Comments

  1. I'd strongly recommend waiting to torque down the control arm bolts until the car is set in its comfortable position. torquing the bolts to spec with the suspension in a hanging position will cause the rubber bushings to be under stress when the car compresses to its driving position.

  2. Does the bottom spring section that fits in the control ARM need rubber cushion or isolator or is it just metal spring to metal control ARM

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