This replacement procedure can be used for:
MAZDA 3 Saloon (BK) 2.0, MAZDA 3 Saloon (BK) 1.6 DI Turbo (BK12Y), MAZDA 3 Saloon (BK) 2.0 (BKEP) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: coil springs – Mazda 3 BK. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 17
HEX bit no.H6.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Mazda 3 BK. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Both coil springs of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the rear suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Mazda 3 BK – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mazda 3 BK
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  8. Step 9
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
    Remove the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
    Step 12
    Detach the lower part of the shock absorber.
    Step 13
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the control arm. Use a combination spanner #17. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 14
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 15
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Mazda 3 BK. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  11. Step 16
    Pull down the suspension control arm. Use a crowbar.
    Step 17
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    Remove the spring.
  12. Step 18
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    Remove the rubber spring spacer.
  13. Step 19
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    Install the rubber spacer on the new coil spring.
  14. Step 20
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    Install the spring.
    Replacement: coil springs – Mazda 3 BK. Professionals recommend:
    Make sure that the coil spring is correctly positioned in its mounting seats.
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