Volvo Cars 1999-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Support the vehicle at the frame with jack stands.
  4.  
  5. Raise the trailing arm to curb height with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Lower shock absorber mount bolt
     
    Spring mounting nut
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the jack and remove the coil spring.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring and tighten the mounting nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Lower shock absorber mount bolt
     
    Rear wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Remove the side access panels from inside the trunk compartment.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Anti-roll bar
     
    Shock absorber
     

  4.  
  5. Install a spring compressor and tighten until the shock absorber is loose inside the spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper shock nut
     
    Upper spring cap
     
    Coil spring
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Pull out the shock absorber piston as far as possible.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Upper spring cap
     
    Upper shock nut and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Anti-roll bar
     
    Wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Reinstall the side access panels inside the trunk compartment.
  6.  

  1. Remove the access panel located under the carpet in the trunk compartment.
  2.  
  3. Raise the rear suspension to remove the load from the rear springs.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Strut upper mount nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Spring mounting nut
     
    Coil spring
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring and tighten the mounting nut to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Strut upper mount nuts
     

  2.  
  3. Reinstall access panels and trunk compartment carpet.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel
  4.  
  5. For right-hand side spring only:
    1. Place a transmission jack under the control arm to relieve the tension on the shock absorber.
    2.  
    3. Remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolt.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Install spring compressor 951-2911 or suitable equivalent to compress the spring.
  8.  
  9. Remove the spring.

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    Fig. Using spring compressor 951-2911 to remove the rear spring-2005-06 S40/V50/C70

    Using spring compressor 951-2911 to remove the rear spring-2005-06 S40/V50/C70
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install spring compressor 951-2911 or suitable equivalent to compress the spring.
  2.  
  3. Install the spring.
    NOTE
    Ensure that the spring engages in the control arm grooves.

  4.  
  5. For right side spring only:
    1. Place a transmission jack under the control arm so the lower shock absorber mounting bolt can be installed.
    2.  

  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Install plate 999 7079 to secure the spring.
  4.  
  5. Install a retaining strap between the control arms.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Brake caliper
     
    Shock absorber
     

  8.  
  9. Install a spring compressor and tighten until spring tension is relieved.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Grommet
     
    Striker plate 999 7079
     
    Coil spring
     

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Striker plate 999 7079 to secure the spring
     
    Grommet
     

  2.  
  3. Remove the spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Brake caliper
     

  6.  
  7. Remove striker plate 999 7079
  8.  

AWD
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the vehicle at the frame with jackstands.
  4.  
  5. Support the lower control arm with a jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Control arm mounting bolts and nuts
     
    Jacking point
     
    Front support arm bracket
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the control arm and remove the coil spring.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the coil spring and raise the control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Front support arm bracket and tighten the bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm)
     
    Jacking point and tighten the bolts to 78 ft. lbs. (105 Nm)
     
    Control arm mounting bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Rear wheel
     

  4.  

FWD
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the vehicle at the frame with jack stands.
  4.  
  5. Raise the trailing arm to curb height with a floor jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Lower shock absorber mount bolt
     
    Spring mounting nut
     

  8.  
  9. Lower the jack and remove the coil spring.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring and tighten the mounting nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     
    Lower shock absorber mount bolt
     
    Rear wheel
     

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