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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Front Shock Absorber And Coil Spring Disassembly/Assembly

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Front Shock Absorber And Coil Spring Disassembly/Assembly

WARNING:

1. Remove the front shock absorber and coil spring..

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

Piston rod nut

.

2

Mounting rubber

3

Bearing

(See Bearing Installation Note.)

4

Dust boot

(See Dust Boot Installation Note.)

5

Bound stopper

6

Front shock absorber

7

Coil spring

(See Coil Spring Installation Note.)


Piston Rod Nut Removal Note

WARNING:

1. Install the shock absorber and coil spring to the SST

according to the following procedures.

NOTE:

a. Set the SST

attachments (tabs) to the positions shown in the figure.


b. Install the front shock absorber and coil spring to the SST

so that the coil spring is set to the position shown in the figure.


2. Compress the coil spring using the SST

.

3. Remove the piston rod nut.

Coil Spring Installation Note

1. Compress the coil spring using the SST

.


2. Install the shock absorber so that the lower end of the coil spring is seated on the step of the lower spring seat.

Dust Boot Installation Note

1. Install the dust boot by hooking the bottom edge over the shock absorber lip.


Bearing Installation Note

1. Install the bearing by hooking the upper end of the dust boot to the bearing lip.


2. Align the projection A on the lower part of the shock absorber with the bearing projection B.


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