12.1.2. Removal, check and installation of forward shock-absorbers

Details of installation of the forward shock-absorber

4 — Nizhny Novgorod the cross lever of a suspension bracket
11 — the Shock-absorber
11a — the Nut
11b — the Washer
11s — the Top pillow
11d — the Lower pillow

11e — the Washer
11f — the Washer
11j — the Cover
11u — the Bolt
11y — the Plug


Replacement of shock-absorbers should be made in pairs!

In total самоконтрящиеся bolts and nuts are subject to replacement without fail!

  1. Details of installation of forward shock-absorbers are shown on an illustration to which all references which are found in the text belong.
  2. Release fixture of the top support of the shock-absorber.
  3. The car also establish to Poddomkratta it on props.
  4. Remove forward wheels and loker of protection of wheel arches.
  5. Release a nut, take a fixing bolt (11u), disconnect the shock-absorber from the lower cross lever of a suspension bracket (4) and take it from under the car.
  6. Release a nut (11a) and remove components of the top damping knot (11a ÷ 11f).



  1. Estimate a condition of components, replace the failed details.

Top (11s) and lower (11d) pillows differ on rigidity and have to be established strictly on the former places, - pillows are usually appropriately marked, or painted in different color: top - in white, lower - in yellow. Track also correctness of installation on the places of washers (11b, 11e and 11f).

  1. Attentively study a condition of a rod of the piston of the shock-absorber, - in case of identification of deformations or signs of violation of smoothness of a piston stroke the shock-absorber is subject to replacement.
  2. Estimate a condition of the plug of the lower support of the shock-absorber.
  3. Make sure of lack of signs of development of external leaks.
  4. Replace the defective shock-absorber, - it is better in a set with the second.


Installation is made as it should be, the return to an order of dismantle of components.