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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Front Shock Absorber Disposal

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / 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.


WARNING:

3. Drill a 23 mm {0.080.11 in}

hole at the point B shown in the figure to drain the oil.

4. Turn the hole made in Step 3 downwards and drain the oil by pumping the piston rod up and down several times.

5. Cut off the end of the front shock absorber.

6. Dispose of waste oil according to local waste disposal laws.

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