Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel and install 1 lug nut to retain the brake drum
     
    Brake line from the wheel cylinder
     
    Brake line bracket
     
    Bolts from the Antilock Braking System (ABS) sensor bracket and move the sensor aside, if equipped
     
    Rear knuckle and loosen the inside upper and lower arm bolts
     
    Shock absorber lower nut
     
    Spring
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring to the shock absorber
     
    Lower shock absorber nut. Torque the nut to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    Inside upper and lower arm bolts. Torque the bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    ABS sensor bracket, if equipped. Torque the bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
     
    Brake line bracket. Torque the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
     
    Brake line to the wheel cylinder. Torque the fastener to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm) and remove the lug nut
     
    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower shock absorber nut and washer
  8.  
  9. Remove the lower shock absorber bolt
  10.  
  11. Support the wheel knuckle.
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  13. Remove the upper ball joint nut.
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  15. Remove the upper arm inner bolt.
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  17. Loosen the lower arm inner bolt.
    NOTE
    Note the position of the coil spring insulator and coil spring for installation.

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  19. Carefully lower the wheel knuckle support.
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  21. Remove the coil spring.
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To install:

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Align the coil spring and coil spring insulator to the previously noted position.
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