C4 Picasso (B78) 2014 rear shock absorber - how to access top?

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C4 Picasso (B78) 2014 rear shock absorber - how to access top?

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My passenger side rear shock absorber is loose at the top.

I can't see how to access the top of the rear shock absorber as it goes behind the wheel arch trim.

Does anyone know how to access the top of the shock absorber?
Do I need to remove the wheel arch trim, or do I access it from inside the boot, and take off the side panel?

I need to get this tightened up asap.

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Re: C4 Picasso (B78) 2014 rear shock absorber - how to access top?

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Ok, so you access the top of the rear strut from the boot:
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Remove:
  • The boot carpet (4)
  • The boot end trim (5)
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Remove (According to equipment):
  • The bolt (6)
  • The cover (7)
Move aside the trim (8)

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The nut is then exposed at (9) above.
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Torque:

The Nut at (1) needs to be tightened to 4,5 daNm

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Re: C4 Picasso (B78) 2014 rear shock absorber - how to access top?

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Thanks very much.
I managed to get it sorted.
I found the problem - the top mount had come completely loose and come off completely, so the top of the strut was just rattling around unattached to anything.

The garage must have hand tightened it and forgot to use tool on that bolt.
It got replaced about 2 years ago, so it must have shaken free slowly over time.

The driver side was fine.
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No problem, just as well you clocked it when you did!

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Re: C4 Picasso (B78) 2014 rear shock absorber - how to access top?

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I will bet the handling will improve slightly.