How to replace shocks Hyundai i10

Below is a step-by-step guide to replacing shock absorbers on a Hyundai i10. Please note that the steps may vary depending on the year of the model and the car design.

Getting Started

Before you get started, make sure the vehicle is safely raised using a vehicle lift, and that you have the following tools at your disposal:

  • KYB Front Shock Absorber for Hyundai i10 – R&L: Excel-G, Twin Tube (Part No. 332502)
  • KYB Rear Shock Absorber for Hyundai i10 – R&L: Excel-G, Twin Tube (Part No. 349087)
  • Tools:
    • Socket wrench: 14, 17 mm
    • Spanner: 10, 14, 15, 17 mm
    • Screwdriver: 5, 6, 17, 19 mm
  • Penetrating oil
  • Coil spring compressor
  • Transmission jack lift

How to replace front shocks on Hyundai i10

  1. Spray control arm nuts and bolts with penetrating oil.
  2. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor and shock absorber wiring using a 10 mm and 14 mm ring spanner.
  3. Unscrew the nut and remove the stabiliser link from the suspension strut using a 5 mm screwdriver and 15 mm ring spanner.
  4. Take out the retainer clip and move the brake hose out of the bracket on the shock strut.
  5. Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle using a 17 mm socket wrench.
  6. Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  7. Unscrew the nut and remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolt.
  8. Secure steering knuckle with a heavy-duty ratchet strap.
  9. Use the boot struts to raise the car bonnet.
  10. Remove windscreen wipers using a 14 mm wrench.
  11. Detach the cowl grille panel and make sure you also disconnect the wiring.
  12. Unscrew struts top mounting using 6 mm and 19 mm screwdriver along with a ring spanner.
  13. Remove shock absorber.
  14. Compress the coil spring.
  15. Remove strut mount from shock absorber using a 6 mm and 17 mm screwdriver.
  16. Install the coil spring on the new shock absorber.
  17. Make sure the coil spring, shock absorber and relevant mounts align correctly.
  18. Install the shock strut mount and fasten bolts with a 27 mm and 6 mm screwdriver, 4.8 daN.m.
  19. Place the shock absorber back in the wheel arch of the vehicle.
  20. Re-attach top mounting using a 6 mm and 17 mm screwdriver.
  21. Remove heavy-duty ratchet strap from the steering knuckle.
  22. Attach shock absorber to steering knuckle using 17 mm ring spanner and 17 mm wrench (11 daN.m)
  23. Attach the stabiliser link using a 14mm wrench (5 daN.m) and a 14 mm ring spanner.
  24. Connect wheel speed sensor and shock absorber wiring using a 10 mm ring spanner.
  25. Re-fit the wheel and lower the vehicle onto the ground.
  26. Screw strut top mounting using 6mm screwdriver (4.8 daN.m) and 17 mm screwdriver.
  27. Re-install cowl grille panel and reconnect the wiring.
  28. Re-attach windscreen wipers (14 mm wrench).

How to replace rear shocks on Hyundai i10

  1. Raise the steering knuckle with a jack lift.
  2. Detach the rear shock absorber using a 17 mm wrench.
  3. Fit the new shock absorber in the same position.
  4. Attach the new shock absorber with a 17 mm ring spanner (11 daN.m).
  5. Lower the steering knuckle.
  6. Fit the wheel.
  7. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
  8. Secure the new shock absorber with a 17 mm ring spanner (11 daN.m).


Choose quality components in your car

Excel-G shock absorbers from KYB are used by vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket repair shops across the world. The shock absorbers and struts are designed for maximum handling and comfort. Our patented valving and the use of pressurised nitrogen gas in the Excel-G range significantly reduces the aeration and foaming that typically occurs in other shock absorbers. That means greater performance over a greater shock life.

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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