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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:

Wheel Unit ID Registration
NOTE: After the wheel unit replacement, registration of the wheel unit identification codes must be performed. ID registration can be done using the M-MDS, or not using the M-MDS. Using M-MDS 1. Connect the M-MDS to DLC-2. 2. After the vehicle is identified, select th ...

Instrumentation/Driver Info. Personalization Features Setting Procedure
Instrument Cluster 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 M-MDS. Select the “Module Programming”. 3. Then, select items from the screen menu in the following order. Select “ ...

Antenna (5-Door)
AM/FM Radio Antenna * The AM/FM radio antenna receives both AM and FM signals. (Type A) To remove the antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To install the antenna, turn it clockwise. Make sure the antenna is securely installed. CAUTION To prevent damage to the antenna, r ...

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