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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 ...

AUX/USB/iPod mode
Audio can be heard from the vehicle's speakers by connecting a commerciallyavailable portable audio unit to the auxiliary jack. A commercially-available, non-impedance (3.5 ) stereo mini plug cable is required. Contact an Authorized Mazda Dealer for details. In addition, audio can be p ...

Towing Description
We recommend that towing be done only by an Authorized Mazda Dealer or a commercial tow-truck service. Proper lifting and towing are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. Government and local laws must be followed. A towed vehicle usually should have its drive wheels (front wheel ...

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