How to replace front struts on Volvo S40 / V40 (1996 – 2004)

by: Alexandra M.


Follow this guidelines to remove replace the front strut on your Volvo S40 or V40 (1996 to 2004)

REPLACE S40 STRUT

To remove:

1. Raise the car and remove the front wheel.

2. Remove the clamp and brake hose from the bracket (A)

3. Remove the ABS cable from the bracket

4. Remove the anti-roll bar link from the spring strut (B)

5. Remove both screws from the stub axle (C)

6. Remove the stub axle from the spring strut

7. Remove the three nuts from the top of the spring strut. (D)

8. Remove the strut from the car.

To install:

1. Install the strut in the car and tighten the three top nuts by hand.

2. Install the two screws to the stub axle and tighten to 90Nm.

3. Install the link to the anti-roll bar, tighten to 45Nm.

4. Install the brake hose and ABS cable into the brackets.

5. Tighten the 3 top nuts to 40Nm each.

6. Install the wheel.

The information in this page is suitable on the following model years and versions:
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 116 hp B4184S, made / sold in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 122 hp B4184S2, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 116 hp B4184S3, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 Bi-Fuel 120 hp B4184S9, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 Bi-Fuel 116 hp B4184S10, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 GDI 125 hp B4184SM, made / sold in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.8 GDI 122 hp B4184SJ, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 2.0 136 hp B4204S, made / sold in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S40 / V40 2.0 137 hp B4204S2, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.6 105 hp B4164S, made / sold in 1997, 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.6 109 hp B4164S2, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 T4 1.9 200 hp B4194T, made / sold in 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S40 / V40 T4 1.9 200 hp B4194T2, made / sold in 2000
– Volvo S40 / V40 2.0T 160 hp B4204T, made / sold in 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S40 / V40 2.0T 160 hp B4204T2, made / sold in 2000
– Volvo S40 / V40 2.0T 163 hp B4204T3, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 2.0T 170 hp B4204T4, made / sold in 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 T4 2.0 200 hp B4204T5, made / sold in 2001, 2002 and 2003
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.9TD 90 hp D4192T, made / sold in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.9D 95 hp D4192T2, made / sold in 1999 and 2000
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.9D CR 115 hp D4192T3, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S40 / V40 1.9D 102 hp D4192T4, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004