Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Rear suspension spring: Removal - Refitting

Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual / Chassis / Rear axle components / Rear suspension spring: Removal - Refitting

Rear axle components

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).
  • Place the pedal press on the brake pedal to limit the amount of brake fluid running out.

Rear axle components

  • Unscrew the rear brake hose at the union (1) .
  • Remove the clip (3) from the rear brake hose.
  • Disconnect the rear brake hose (2) .

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolts (4) from the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear brake hose bracket (5) ,
    • the rear wheel speed sensor of the rear stub axle carrier (see 38C, Anti-lock braking system, Rear wheel speed sensor: Removal - Refitting, page 38C-10) (38C, Anti-lock braking system).

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Remove the rear sensor of the headlight beam adjustment (see Headlight beam adjustment rear sensor: Removal - Refitting) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

II - OPERATION FOR REMOVAL OF PART CONCERNED

Note: Remove and refit one suspension spring, then remove and refit the suspension spring on the other side to avoid the springs being suddenly released.

Rear axle components

  • Undo:
    • the bolt and nut (6) of the upper arm of the rear axle subframe,
    • the lower trailing link bolt and nut (7) of the rear axle subframe,
    • the upper bolt and nut (8) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (9) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (10) of the rear shock absorber.

Rear axle components

  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.
  • Remove:
    • the lower bolt and nut (9) of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the lower bolt and nut (10) of the rear shock absorber.

Rear axle components

  • Remove:
    • the bolt and nut of the lower trailing link (11) ,
    • the bolt and nut (12) of the upper arm.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
  • Remove the rear suspension spring.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace:
    • the upper arm nut,
    • the lower trailing link nut,
    • the lower nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar,
    • the rear shock absorber lower nut,

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

Rear axle components

Note: The lower elastic bearing (13) of the rear suspension spring must be firmly inserted into the opening of the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Refit the rear suspension spring by aligning the lower end of widest section so it is positioned between the lower elastic bearing and the rear stub axle carrier.
  • Position the trolley jack with a shim under the lower seat of the spring.
Note: This operation requires two technicians.
  • Refit:
    • the upper arm on to the rear stub-axle carrier,
    • the new bolt and nut (12) on to the upper arm,
    • the lower trailing link of the rear stub-axle carrier,
    • the new bolt and nut (11) of the lower trailing link,
    • the new lower bolt and nut of the rear shock absorber,
    • the new lower bolt and nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar.
  • Lower the trolley jack.
Note: Tighten the lower nut of the shock absorber with the wheels on the ground.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the bolt of the upper arm on the rear stub axle carrier (150N.m),
    • the lower trailing link bolt on the rear stub axle carrier (150 N.m),
    • the lower nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (110N.m),
    • the upper nut of the tie rod of the rear anti-roll bar (110N.m),
    • the nut of the lower trailing link on the rear axle subframe (130N.m),
    • the upper arm bolt on the rear axle subframe (130N.m).

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Refit the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see Headlight beam adjustment rear sensor: Removal - Refitting) (80C, Xenon bulbs).

 

  • Refit:
    • the rear wheel speed sensor (see 38C, Anti-lock braking system, Rear wheel speed sensor: Removal - Refitting, page 38C-10) (38C, Anti-lock Braking System),
    • the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the bolts on the rear brake hose bracket,
    • the rear brake hose,
    • the brake hose on the union,
    • the clip on the rear brake hose.
  • Torque tighten:
    • the bolts on the rear brake hose bracket (25N.m),
    • the brake hose on the union (16 N.m).

III - FINAL OPERATION.

  • Bleed the brake circuit (see 30A, General information, Braking circuit: Bleed, page 30A-4) (see 30A, General information ).
  • Refit the rear wheels (see 35A, Wheels and tyres, Wheel: Removal - Refitting, page 35A-1) (35A, Wheels and tyres).
  • Torque tighten the bolt and the lower nut of the rear shock absorber (120N.m).

DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • Adjust:
    • the headlights (see Headlight: Adjustment) (80B, Headlights),
    • the headlight beam adjustment rear sensor (see fault Finding - Programming)(80B, Headlights).

 

  • Adjust:
    • the alignment (see 30A, General information, Rear axle system: Adjustment, page 30A-13) (30A, General information),
    • the neutral position of the steering wheel angle sensor using the Diagnostic tool (see Fault finding - Programming) (80B, Headlights)
    Shock absorber: Removal - Refitting

    Rear wheel hub: Removal - Refitting

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