Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear quarter trim panel
     
    Upper shock absorber nut and raise the vehicle enough to relax the suspension
     
    Lower shock absorber nut
     
    Shock absorber
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber. Torque the lower nut to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    Upper shock absorber nut. Torque the nut to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Rear quarter trim panel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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Fig. Rear shock absorber and related components-2005-2006

  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 the rear quarter trim panel. Remove the upper shock absorber nut, bushing and washer.
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  9. Remove the lower shock absorber nut, bolt and washer.
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  11. Remove the shock absorber and bushing.
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  13. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Torque the upper nut to 13 ft. lbs.; the lower nut to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
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