Mazda Car 2005-06

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Overhaul (Coil Spring Removal & Installation)





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Fig. Exploded view of the rear coil spring assembly-MX-5 Miata

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    NOTE
    Refer the exploded view illustration for component locations and if applicable, their retainer torque specifications.


    CAUTION
    Removing or 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.

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  3. Remove the rear shock absorber and coil spring.
    WARNING
    Before removing the piston rod nut, secure the shock absorber and spring in a suitable spring compressor. Otherwise, the shock absorber and spring could fly off under tremendous pressure and cause serious injury or death, or damage to vehicle parts.

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  5. Protect the coil spring from scratches using a piece of cloth and install the spring compressor.
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  7. Compress the coil spring and remove the piston rod nut.
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  9. Remove the following:

    Retainer
     
    Bushing
     
    Upper spring seat
     
    Spring seat rubber
     
    Spacer
     
    Bushing
     
    Stopper casing and bound stopper
     
    Bound stopper
     
    Collar
     
    Stopper casing
     
    Coil spring
     
    Shock absorber
     

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To install:

  1. Install the following:

    Shock absorber so that the lower end of the coil spring is seated on the step of the lower spring seat
     
    Coil spring lead lower end of the lower spring seat facing the direction shown in the illustration
     
    Stopper casing
     
    Collar so that the tapered side is facing downward as shown in the illustration
     
    Bound stopper
     
    Stopper casing and bound stopper
     
    Bushing
     
    Spacer
     
    Spring seat rubber to the upper spring seat as shown in the illustration
     
    Upper spring seat
     
    Bushing
     
    Retainer

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    Fig. Installing the coil spring-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Install the collar on the rear strut so that the tapered side is facing downward-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Install the spring seat rubber on the rear strut to the upper spring seat as shown-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Install the coil spring lead lower end of the lower spring seat facing the direction shown on the rear strut -MX-5 Miata

     

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  3. Install the piston rod nut and tighten to 38-46 Nm (28-34 ft. lbs.).
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  5. Install the strut assembly.
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