Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the strut cross brace in the engine compartment and the upper shock mounting nuts.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Stabilizer bar nut
     
    Upper arm ball joint
     

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  7. Remove the upper and lower shock absorber mounting nuts and bolts and remove the shock absorber/coil spring assembly.
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To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of front shock absorber mounting-RX-8

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the upper shock nuts to 34-46 ft. lbs. (46-62 Nm) and the lower shock nut and bolt to 58-76 ft. lbs. (78-103 Nm)
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  3. Check and/or adjust the front end alignment.
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