Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Shock Absorbers


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
    Brake caliper and wire aside
    Rear lateral link upper inner bolt
    Stabilizer bar upper nut
    Shock absorber lower bolt
    Inside trunk end and side trim panels
    Shock absorber upper bracket and mounting nuts
    Shock absorber/coil spring assembly


To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of rear 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 65-88 ft. lbs. (88-119 Nm). Tighten the shock bracket bolts and nuts to 28-38 ft. lbs. (37-52 Nm).
  3. Check and/or adjust the front end alignment.