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Not to wish to ruin anyones attempt to change their shocks but I would like to add my two pennies worth!
I have just changed mine on a 2001 1,9 DCI Estate They didnt need doin but I had to do them when as a result of trying to undo the top bolt to drop shock to change the rear bushes I found that the metal sleeve of the shock mounting had corroded to the bolt and as I undid the bolt it snapped the rubber mounting allowing the sleeve to turn with the bolt. Even with multi - grips it wouldn't budge!
I tried loads of WD40, even so expensive freeze and free spray that was bloody expensive and ¤¤¤¤e! Even tried the old blow torch after stripping filler neck out of way but no joy.
In the end I had to angle grind the bolt and removed it that way. Waiting for new one from Renault now!
I also had to use heat on the bottom of shocks on both sides as these had also corroded themeslves onto the axle moutning.
But overal it wasn't too much of a problem, but cars being cars I jsut wanted to add that things dont always go the easy way!
Currently in Taters's garage:
2001 Renault Laguna II 1.9dci Privilege Sports Tourer: 2002 Renault Megane 1.5dci 80 Expression