Volvo S60, V70, S80 rear suspension shocks replacement

by: Alexandra M.


You can follow this tutorial if you’re about to replace the rear suspension shocks on your Volvo S80 (1998-2006), S60(2000 – 2010), V70 / XC70 (2000 – 2007) .

This is a relatively simple job if you have the right tools and you are used to do some mechanical diy on your car.

Tools needed:
– jack and axle stands
– 18mm spanner
– 17mm spanner / socket
– Torx T40 socket
– Torque wrench (desirable)

 

Step 0. Jack up the rear of the car and support it on on axle stands. Never work on the car just standing on the jack.

Step 1. Remove the trunk panels to access the top mount.

If your car is a S60 or S80, you’ll need to fold the rear seat backrest forward, then remove the clips holding the side panel of the  compartment and remove the panel and the soundproofing.

If your car is a V70 or XC70, you’ll need to remove the front floor hatch  and then the soundproofing.

Step 2. Remove the nut for the shock absorber upper mounting. You’ll need a 18mm spanner and a T40  Torx wrench as a counterhold.

Step 3. Go under the car and remove the lower bolt for the shock absorber. You’ll need a 17mm socket / spanner.

volvo s80 v70 s60 rear lower shock mount

Step 4. Once the lower bolt is tou, gently push the shock absorber down, it will come out from underneath.

Step 5. Reinstall the new shock absorber in place. Tightening torque the lower mounting bolt to 80Nm, and the upper bolt on the top to 60Nm.

The instructions in this tutorial will work in the following models / years:
– Volvo S80 2.0 T5 225 hp B5204T3, made / sold in 1998, 1999 and 2000
– Volvo S80 2.0T 163 hp B5204T4, made / sold in 1998, 1999 and 2000
– Volvo S60, S80, V70 2.0T 180 hp B5204T5, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Volvo S60, S80, V70 2.4i 170 hp B5244S, made / sold in 1998, 1999, 2000 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Volvo S60, S80, V70 2.4 140 hp B5244S2, made / sold in 1998, 1999, 2000 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Volvo S80 2.8 T6 272 hp B6284T, made / sold in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
– Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70 2.3T 200 hp B5234T7, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S80 2.9 200 hp B6294S, made / sold in 2000 and 2001
– Volvo S80 2.9 196 hp B6294S2, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S80 2.9 200 hp B6304S3, made / sold in 1998 and 1999
– Volvo S60, S80, V70 2.4 Bi-Fuel CNG 140 hp B5244SG, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
– Volvo S60, S80, V70 2.4 Bi-Fuel LPG 140 hp B5244SG2, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005
– Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70 2.4T 200 hp B5244T3, made / sold in 2000 2001, 2002 and 2003
– Volvo S80 2.9 T6 272 hp B6294T, made / sold in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70 2.5T 210 hp B5254T2, made / sold in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Volvo S80, V70 2.5D 140 hp D5252T, made / sold in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
– Volvo S60, S80, V70, XC70 D5 163 hp D5244T, made / sold in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S60, S80, V70 2.4D 130 hp D5244T2, made / sold in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S60, V70 2.4 T5 260 hp B5244T4, made / sold in 2004, 2005 and 2006
– Volvo S60, V70 2.4 T5 260 hp B5244T5, made / sold in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
– Volvo S60, V70 2.3 T5 250 hp B5234T3, made / sold in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
– Volvo S60, V70 R – 2.5 Turbo 300 hp B5254T4, made / sold in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007
– Volvo S60, V70 D5 185 hp D5244T3, made / sold in 2003, 2004 and 2005
– Volvo S60, V70, XC70 D5 185 hp D5244T4, made / sold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Volvo S60, V70 2.4D 163 hp D5244T5, made / sold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
– Volvo S60, V70 2.4D 122 hp D5244T6, made / sold in 2005, 2006
– Volvo S60, V70 2.4D 126 hp D5244T7, made / sold in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009