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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 2—3 mm {0.08—0.11 in} hole at the point A shown in the figure so that the gas can escape. ...

Other materials:

Gracenote Database (Type B)
When a USB device is connected to this unit and the audio is played, the album name, artist name, genre and title information are automatically displayed if there is a match in the vehicle's database compilation to the music being played. The information stored in this device uses database ...

Side Turn Light Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the outer mirror glass.. 3. Remove the outer mirror garnish.. 4. Remove the screw. 5. Disconnect the connector. 6. Remove the side turn light while detaching tab. CAUTION: If the tabs of the side turn light are detached, th ...

Lighting System Personalization Features Setting Procedure
Auto Light System 1. Connect the M-MDS (IDS) to the DLC-2. 2. After the vehicle is identified, select the following items from the initial screen of the IDS. Select the “Module Programming” Select the “Programmable Parameters”. Select menu in the Exterior Lighting. ...

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