Volvo Cars 1999-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove the strut assembly
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  5. Install spring compressor 951-2911 or suitable equivalent on the coil spring.
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  7. Remove the shock absorber mounting nut using socket 999-5500 using a Torx® as a counterhold.
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  9. Remove the shock absorber.
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    Fig. Removing the shock mounting nut

    Removing the shock mounting nut

To install:

  1. If replacing, transfer the ABS line holder to the new shock absorber.
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  3. Install spring compressor 951-2911 or suitable equivalent on the coil spring.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber and tighten the upper shock nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    Strut assembly
     

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  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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