Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
4.1. Wheels and tires
4.2. Suspension bracket
4.2.1. Forward suspension bracket
4.2.2. Removal, check and installation of the forward shock-absorber and spring
4.2.2.1. Removal
4.2.2.2. Check
4.2.2.3. Installation
4.2.3. Removal, check and installation of the forward stabilizer
4.2.4. Removal, check and installation of the forward top lever
4.2.5. Back suspension bracket
4.2.6. Removal, check and installation of the back shock-absorber
4.2.7. Removal and installation of a back cylindrical spring
4.2.8. Removal and installation of the back top lever
4.3. Tables
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
 








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4.2.2.2. Check

Check the shock-absorber for existence of damages and leak of oil.
Check whether there are no traces of damages or wear on the rubber plug.
Put forward and drown a shock-absorber rod not less than three times. Make sure that force of resistance does not change and there is no unusual noise.
With malfunction, replace the shock-absorber.
Drown a rod of the shock-absorber and release it.

Fig. 4.13. Check of a free wheeling of a rod of the shock-absorber


Make sure that the rod moves forward completely with a normal speed (fig. 4.13).

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