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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Front Shock Absorber Inspection

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Front Shock Absorber Inspection

1. Remove the front shock absorber..

2. Inspect for damage and oil leakage.

3. Compress and extend the front shock absorber piston rod at least three times

at a steady rate. From the fourth

compression stroke, verify that the operational force does not change and that there is no unusual noise.

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. ...

Front Stabilizer Control Link Inspection
1. Remove the front stabilizer control link from the vehicle.. (See FRONT STABILIZER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo] 2. Inspect for bending or damage. If there is any malfunction, replac ...

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Auxiliary Jack Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the following parts: a. Upper panel. b. Shift lever knob (MTX). c. Selector lever knob (ATX). d. Shift panel. e. Side wall. f. Console. g. Auxiliary jack. 3. Connect a commercially-available nonresistant plug to the auxiliary jac ...

Push-Starting
Do not push-start your Mazda. WARNING Never tow a vehicle to start it: Towing a vehicle to start it is dangerous. The vehicle being towed could surge forward when its engine starts, causing the two vehicles to collide. The occupants could be injured. CAUTION ...

Recommended Oil
U.S.A., Canada, and Puerto Rico Use SAE 0W-20 engine oil. Mazda Genuine Oil is used in your Mazda vehicle. Mazda Genuine 0W-20 Oil is required to achieve optimum fuel economy. For maintenance service, Mazda recommends Mazda Genuine Parts and Castrol (U.S.A. only). Only use SAE 0W- ...

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