Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Front shock absorber and spring: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Front axle components / Front shock absorber and spring: Removal - Refitting

Front axle components

IMPORTANT Consult the safety and cleanliness advice and operation recommendations before carrying out any repair .

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Position the vehicle on a two-post lift (see Vehicle: Towing and lifting) (02A, Lifting equipment).
  • Unlock the steering column.
  • Remove the front wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) .

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Front axle components

  • Remove the clip (1) from the brake hose.
  • Unclip the brake hose.
  • Disconnect the connector (2) from the front wheel speed sensor.
  • Unclip the wiring from the front wheel speed sensor at (3) .

Front axle components

  • Remove the upper nut (4) from the anti-roll bar tie rod.
  • Separate the anti-roll bar tie rod (5) from the shock absorber.
  • Remove the lower bolts and nuts (6) from the shock absorber.
  • Suspend the hub carrier.

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Front axle components

  • Unclip the clips (7) .
  • Move aside the manual priming pump (8) in order to access the upper shock absorber bolts (see Manual priming pump: Removal - Refitting) (13A, Fuel supply).

Front axle components

  • Remove cap (9) .

Front axle components

  • Remove:
    • the upper shock absorber bolts (10) ,
    • the spring-shock absorber assembly.

Front axle components

  • Position the spring on the spring compressor (11) .
  • Compress the spring (12) until it is released.

Front axle components

  • Remove the shock absorber rod nut using the spanner for shock absorber rod nut (13) .
  • Separate the components which make up the "spring-shock absorber" unit.
  • Decompress the spring.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

WARNING To prevent any suspension asymmetry, replace both of the shock absorbers on the same axle.
  • Always replace:
    • the shock absorber rod nut,
    • the anti-roll bar tie-rod nut.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

Front axle components

  • Insert the spring in the neck of the cup.
  • Align the lower end (14) of the spring on the cup of the tool (15) .
  • Compress the spring.

Front axle components

  • Respect the order and direction of fitting for the constituent parts.
  • Refit the shock absorber rod nut using the spanner for shock absorber rod nut.
  • Torque tighten the shock absorber rod nut (79 N.m).
  • Decompress the spring.
  • Remove the spring compressor.
  • Refit:
    • the "spring - shock absorber" assembly,
    • the upper shock absorber bolts,
    • the cap.
  • Torque tighten the upper shock absorber bolts (19 N.m).

M9R

  • Position the manual priming pump.
  • Attach the clips.

 

  • Refit:
    • the lower shock absorber bolts and nuts,
    • the new nut on the anti-roll bar tie rod.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the shock absorber lower nuts (142 N.m),
    • the new nut on the anti-roll bar tie rod (84 N.m).
  • Connect the front wheel speed sensor connector.
  • Refit:
    • the wiring of the front wheel speed sensor,
    • the brake hose,
    • the clip.

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit the front wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) .
  • Adjust the axle assemblies (see 30A, General information, Front axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-11) .
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    Front driveshaft lower arm: Removal - Refitting

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