Citroen C3 Shock Absorber Replacement

Learn how to replace Citroen C3 shock absorbers with our comprehensive video tutorial. The video showcases the correct fitment of the shock absorbers, coil springs, and mounting kits. Please note that Citroen C3 shock absorber replacement and maintenance depends on the vehicle’s year. This replacement guide applies to the Citroen C2, C3 and C3 Pluriel.

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Citroen C3 Shock Absorber Replacement Tools

Make sure you have the following vehicle maintenance and repair tools at your disposal:

  • KYB Rear Shock Absorber for Citroen C3 – R&L: Excel-G, Twin Tube (Part No.334826 / 334827)
  • Torque/socket wrench: 16, 19, 30 mm, T30, T40
  • Spanner: 22 mm
  • Bearing pullers / tongue-and-groove pliers
  • Penetrating oil
  • Transmission jack lift
  • 4 lb hammer
  • Pin punch

Citroen C3 Front Shock Absorber Replacement Steps

  1. Raise the vehicle with a transmission jack lift
  2. Spray control arm nuts and bolts with penetrating oil
  3. Disconnect wiring and brake housing
  4. Remove the old Citroen shock absorber
  5. Set up the new Citroen shock absorber
  6. Fit the new shock absorber into the wheel arch
  7. Re-attach the stabiliser link, control arm, and wiring
  8. Re-fit the wheel

Master Each Step With Our Citroën Shock Replacement Video

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my shock absorbers need replacing?

Your shock absorbers probably need replacing if you notice bouncing, swerving, or vibrating when driving the vehicle. These warning signs should not be ignored as they make the vehicle less safe to drive, especially for long distances.

Can I change a shock absorber myself?

You can change shock absorbers yourself if you have basic auto mechanic skills and access to the relevant tools. However, it is advisable to seek help from a professional, especially if you haven’t replaced shock absorbers before.

Is it worth replacing shocks?

It is worth replacing shocks to improve the smoothness and safety of your ride. Worn shocks can make it difficult to control the vehicle and use the brakes. They can also cause permanent damage to the car’s suspension.

Also read…

Common fitting tips

Front or back, and no matter the vehicle, make sure you follow these installation tips.

Suspension: an overview

The ins and outs of vehicle suspension, and the signs of worn shock absorbers.

Common failure reasons

Learn more about the common causes of shock absorber failure and how to address them.

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