How to change shock absorber on Suzuki Swift

Here is a detailed guide to replacing the rear shocks on a Suzuki Swift. Please note that the steps may vary depending on the year of the model and the car design.

Getting Started

In order to replace shocks, make sure you safely raise the vehicle using a vehicle lift and have the following tools at your disposal:

  • KYB Rear Shock Absorber for Suzuki Swift – R&L: Excel-G, Twin Tube (Part No. 343420)
  • Tools:
    • Socket wrench: 17 mm
    • Screwdriver: 5.2, 14, 17 mm
  • Penetrating oil
  • Transmission jack lift

How to replace rear shocks on Suzuki Swift

  1. With the wheels removed, raise the steering knuckle using a jack lift.
  2. Open the boot, and remove the cover lining clips.
  3. Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber using 5.2 mm and 17 mm screwdriver.
  4. Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber using a 17 mm socket.
  5. Use a transmission jack lift to support the stub axle.
  6. Remove the lower part of the shock absorber from the wheel arch.
  7. Remove the top mount from the shock absorber.
  8. Remove the dust cap and bump stop from the shock absorber, and secure them on the new shock absorber.
  9. Install the top mount on the new shock absorber.
  10. Place the new shock absorber back in the wheel arch and secure it with a 17 mm socket.
  11. Secure the top shock absorber fastening with a 14 mm and 5.2 mm screwdriver.
  12. Remove the transmission jack lift supporting the stub axle.
  1. Place the wheel back on the vehicle.
  2. Lower the vehicle using the vehicle lift.
  3. Secure the new shock absorber using a 17 mm socket (9 daN.m).
  4. Secure the top fastening using a 14 mm and 5.2 mm (3 daN.m) screwdriver.

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.

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