Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Shock Absorbers

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TESTING



See the procedure for front shocks.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1972-84 Vehicles



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the 1972-84 rear shock absorber mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2: To remove the rear shock absorber, remove the upper shock absorber mounting bolt ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... then remove the lower mounting bolt and remove the shock absorber



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Fig. Fig. 4: Wheel Alignment Specifications



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Fig. Fig. 5: Rear shock absorber upper nut tightening specification for 1972-84 trucks

  1. Raise and support the truck on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Unbolt the shock absorber at the top and bottom and remove it.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the nuts so that 6mm (0.236 in.) of thread is visible past the nut at each end of the shocks on all except the Rotary Pick-Up, or 3mm (0.118 in.) on the Rotary Pick-Up.
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1986 Vehicles

  1. Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Unbolt the shock absorber at each end and remove it.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque each bolt to 58 ft. lbs.
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