Mini Cooper Shock Absorber Replacement

Learn how to replace Mini Cooper shock absorbers with our comprehensive video tutorial. The step-by-step guides show you how to change both front and rear shock absorbers.

Please note that Mini Cooper shock replacement and maintenance depends on the model and year. This replacement guide applies to a Mini Cooper D.

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Mini Cooper Shocks Replacement Tools

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

REPLACE MINI COOPER FRONT SHOCKS

  1. Raise the vehicle using a transmission jack lift
  2. Remove the front wheel of the vehicle
  3. Disconnect the wiring and brake hose from the Mini Cooper shock mount
  4. Remove the old shock absorber
  5. Set up the new shock absorber
  6. Mount the new shock absorber in the wheel arch
  7. Re-fit the wheel on the car

REPLACE MINI COOPER REAR SHOCKS

  1. Raise the vehicle using your transmission jack lift
  2. Remove the rear wheel of the vehicle
  3. Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut
  4. Disconnect the wiring and brake hose from the shock mount
  5. Remove the old shock absorber and compress the coil spring
  6. Install the new shock absorber coil spring
  7. Install the new shock on the wheel arch
  8. Re-fit the wheel on the car

Master Each Step With Our Mini Cooper Shock Replacement Video

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of suspension does a Mini Cooper have?

Mini Coopers have an independent four-wheel multi-link suspension comprised of:

  1. Struts, mounts, and bars
  2. Shock absorbers
  3. Coil springs

How long do Mini Cooper shocks last?

Mini Cooper shocks typically last around 5 years if the vehicle is driven on standard roads. We recommend checking your shock absorbers approximately once a year and having them replaced every 60 000km – 80 000km.

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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