fleet tech: When you taking the wheel off you do not need the extension on the breaker bar as it will be harder to remove the nuts
Peter Diaz: thanks bro, great video
Dwayne Warren: thanks much bro
Brian Leung: You done a great job making this video and it's very useful. I encountered a problem as the old shock absorber wouldn't compress when taking it out so I just cut it to make more room.
Rick Waller: Skip the first half of the video to get to the part where he is actually changing the shock.
brent56and1: This looks so easy. Why do shops charge so much? Firestone quoted me $600 to replace my rear shocks.
Ola Rex: I'm about to go do this for the first time! I think your video made things quite easy and straight forward. Thank you!
D Meag: Great video Garrett... cheers buddy
Nobody Special: Thanks man......sweet video....helped take the mystery out of it for a lot of peeps.... };^)
Dan Nork: I broke an upper shock mount last night. I'm totally fixing it myself now thanks to your video. THANK YOU!
Syed Ahmed: 2012 Mazda5 1.6d, guess what? Rear shocks leaking like a mofo at 32,000 miles! Sale at Eurocarparts both rear shocks Sach's £92.00, will try to get a video done :) Hope it is simple as this video or i'm screwed!
bellazlove4u88: i need to see a mazda 5 grand touring struts no-one has a video on this... rear is done but struts need to be replaced just needed to recheck if we are doing this correctly
Fiona BearBear: I bought those same shocks for my 2010 mazda 3 s. Tip for anyone who has one too, these DO NOT FIT OTB. If you look at the bottom of the shock in the video(2:14), it has a longer spacer that is not removable. the longer spacer prevents you from threading the bolt. I took a hack saw to mine and after they fit great. They are great shocks, much smoother ride now. I also got monroe quick struts for the front that I am going to install tomorrow. Nice video, it helped, thanks!
Sukh Chahal: Thanks for this helpfull video.
Cor F: Thanks for sharing your excellent video. Mazda dealership wanted $380 to replace and install rear shocks.
kilzmaster: Thanks for the video. One of my rear shock mounts broke the other day and replacing it was simple with this as a reference.
jrummer: thanks for the great video. even though its pretty easy to do, its awesome that you posted a how to. you rock!!
puzz8: Hey man, thanks for the video, it's an excellent demonstration and enabled me to do mine. Saved a few quid there!!
altaskier1964: Thanks for this video! Saved $250 on replacement of both rear shocks for my daughter's and wife's 2008 Mazda 3 with 100K miles (50K in Michigan) by doing it myself and with your video. Driver side was weeping profusely; passenger side was ok but likely to go sooner than later and replacing these parts in pairs makes sense to me. Took about amount of time advertised so kudos on that. Given cost of parts just replaced everything - shock, mount, bump stop, and shield since I didn't know their state of repair (other than leaky shock) before kicking off the work. We'll see how long it takes Michigan roads to clobber these KYB replacements ...
One commenter said mount nuts required 13mm socket - true for replacement nuts that came with mount. Original OEM nuts were 12mm on car I repaired. Saved myself the trouble of futzing with the weld nut for sure!
PiDGE IAM: Nice write up man thanks. Pidge.
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