Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Shock absorber: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Rear axle components / Shock absorber: Removal - Refitting

Rear axle components

WARNING To prevent any suspension asymmetry, replace both of the shock absorbers on the same axle.

 

WARNING To prevent the components of the rear axle from deteriorating (rubber bushes, brake hoses, etc.) do not remove the two shock absorbers at the same time. Proceed one side at a time.

REMOVAL

I - REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

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

II - REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Rear axle components

  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.

Rear axle components

  • Remove the lower bolt and nut (1) of the rear shock absorber.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
  • Remove:
    • the upper bolt and nut (2) of the rear shock absorber,
    • the rear shock absorber.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace the shock absorber nuts.

II - REFITTING PART CONCERNED

  • Refit:
    • the rear shock absorber,
    • the new upper bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber.
  • Torque tighten the upper bolt of the shock absorber (120N.m).
  • Position the trolley jack under the lower seat of spring.
  • Fit the new lower bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber.
Note: Tighten the lower nut of the shock absorber with the wheels on the ground.

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Refit the rear wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) (35A, Wheels and tyres).
  • Torque tighten the lower nut of the shock absorber (120N.m).
  • Adjust:
    • the alignment (see 30A, General information, Front axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-11) (30A, General information),
    • the neutral position of the steering wheel angle sensor using the Diagnostic tool (see Fault finding - Programming)(80B, Headlights)
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