The shock absorber and the spring of the rear suspension are replaced in case of deformation or breakage

We prepare the car and install it on a lift or an observation ditch

If the work is carried out on the inspection ditch, it is necessary to lock the front wheels, lift the rear part of the car and install it on reliable stops

Removing and installing the rear suspension shock absorber

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Unscrew the lower mounting bolt and remove the shock absorber from the rear suspension knuckle

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Unscrew the bolt of the upper attachment of the shock absorber to the body bracket and remove the shock absorber from the car

Install the shock absorber in reverse order

We also replace the shock absorber on the other side

Shock absorbers need to be replaced on the left and right sides, regardless of which shock absorber has failed

Replacement of the rear suspension spring

It is necessary to replace the springs of the rear suspension with a pair, regardless of which spring has failed

Signs of spring precipitation:

- deterioration of smooth running, frequent suspension breakdowns;

- visible distortion of the rear of the car;

- strongly marked traces of collision of the coils of the spring

Tools will be required: a spring compression device, a key for 14, socket heads for 17, 19, a hexagon for 5

Installing the car on the lift

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We remove the wheel from the side of the work being done, install it under the lower lever of the support and slightly release the car, slightly loading the suspension

Unscrew the stabilizer bar mounting nut to the bracket of the rear lower arm of the rear suspension and remove the rack from the lever

Replacement of shock absorber and rear suspension springs Mazda 6

Unscrew the bolt of the shock absorber attachment to the rear suspension fist, remove the bolt and pull the shock absorber aside so that it does not interfere with work

Installing a spring compression device

Unload the car suspension by removing the supports from under the lower lever (if the work is done on a lift), or lift the car (when using a jack) and remove the spring

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In the absence of a spring compression device, load the suspension by installing a support under the rear lower lever

Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the outer end of the rear lower lever to the fist

Carefully unload the rear suspension of the car and remove the spring by pressing down the lower suspension lever

It is necessary to remove and install the springs very carefully so as not to get injured as a result of the spring "shooting" from the rear suspension

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Remove the upper and lower gaskets

Replacement of shock absorber and rear suspension springs Mazda 6

Removing the compression buffer

Install the spring with gaskets on the car in reverse order

We replace the second spring in the same way

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When removing the spring from the right side, it is necessary to additionally unscrew the mounting nut of the headlight electric corrector sensor rack to the bracket of the rear lower lever and move the rack to the side