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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Front Shock Absorber And Coil Spring Removal/Installation

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Front Shock Absorber And Coil Spring Removal/Installation

CAUTION:

1. Remove the windshield wiper arm and blade..

2. Remove the cowl grille..

3. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.

5. Inspect the wheel alignment..



1

Front ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness connector

2

Brake hose clip

3

Front stabilizer control link upper nut

4

Tie-rod end ball joint

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5

Stiffener

6

Front shock absorber and coil spring

(See Front Shock Absorber and Coil Spring Removal Note.)

(See Front Shock Absorber and Coil Spring Installation Note.)


Front Shock Absorber and Coil Spring Removal Note

1. Remove the front shock absorber lower bolt.

2. Tap the top of the steering knuckle with a hammer and release the shock absorber from the wheel hub and steering component.


CAUTION:

3. Remove the front shock absorber upper bolt and remove the front shock absorber and coil spring from the vehicle.

Front Shock Absorber and Coil Spring Installation Note

1. Temporarily tighten the front shock absorber upper bolt.

2. Align the steering knuckle notch with projection A on the lower side of the shock absorber.


3. Press up the steering knuckle component using a jack until the steering knuckle contacts the lower end of the front shock absorber bracket, and tighten the shock absorber lower bolt.


4. Tighten the front shock absorber upper bolt.

Front Shock Absorber And Coil Spring Disassembly/Assembly
WARNING: Removing/installing the shock absorber and coil spring is dangerous. The shock absorber and coil spring could fly off and cause serious injury or death, and damage the vehicle. ...

Front Shock Absorber Disposal
1. Place the front shock absorber on a level surface or with the piston pointing downwards. 2. Drill a 23 mm {0.080.11 in} hole at the point A shown in the figure so that the gas can escape. ...

Other materials:

Keyless Antenna Removal/Installation
Interior, Front 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Upper panel. b. Shift knob (MTX). c. Selector lever knob (ATX). d. Shift panel. e. Side wall. f. Center panel. g. Audio unit. h. Rear heat duct (1). 3. Disconnect the connector. 4. ...

Variable Swirl Shutter Valve Actuator Inspection [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
Operation Inspection 1. Remove the air hose.. 2. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the variable swirl control solenoid valve. 3. Connect a vacuum pump to the variable swirl shutter valve actuator. 4. Apply vacuum and verify that the rod moves. Vacuum kPa {mmHg, inHg ...

Brake Assist
During emergency braking situations when it is necessary to depress the brake pedal with greater force, the brake assist system provides braking assistance, thus enhancing braking performance. When the brake pedal is depressed hard or depressed more quickly, the brakes apply more firmly. N ...

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