Volvo Cars 1999-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install a spring compressor and tighten until the strut is loose inside the spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mount
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Coil spring
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Upper strut mount. Tighten the nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Install the strut to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install a spring compressor and tighten until the strut is loose inside the spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mount
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Coil spring

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Spring strut assembly-960, S90 and V90 models

    Spring strut assembly-960, S90 and V90 models
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Upper strut mount. Tighten the nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Install the strut to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install a spring compressor and tighten until the strut is loose inside the spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mount
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Coil spring

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Spring strut assembly-960, S90 and V90 models

    Spring strut assembly-960, S90 and V90 models
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Upper strut mount. Tighten the nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Install the strut to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install a spring compressor and tighten until the strut is loose inside the spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mount
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Coil spring
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Spring retainer
     
    Upper strut mount. Tighten the nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Install the strut to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut assembly
  4.  
  5. Install spring compressor 951-2911 or suitable equivalent on the coil spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber mounting nut using socket 999-5500 using a Torx® as a counterhold.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Spring seat
     
    Bump stop
     
    Coil spring
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install spring compressor 951-2911 or suitable equivalent on the coil spring.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Bump stop
     
    Coil spring
     
    Spring seat
     
    Shock absorber and tighten mounting nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the spring compressor.
  6.  
  7. Install the strut into the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  10.  

 
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