How To Replace Mazda 5/3 Blown/Leaky Rear Shocks




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ward camp: Given the height of your car off the ground. Curious why you showed endless bolt turning but not how you removed the shock from the wheel well. The shock over 2 feet tall. You would need to remove the mount bracket while in the wheel well and then the bellow and dust cover. Pop the cup holder from the inside and raised the shock up into the car interior and even with that it barely pulls through. I cannot image how you pulled it out knowing what I know now and you conveniently did not show it in the video. The hardest part of a DYI job is removing the old part. After I did the first one, I was able to do the second in under 20 minutes. With a proper jack, I could do the whole job again in 45 min.

Lukasz Matlok: how much power you used to screw bolts on with a torque wrench??

Brian Spittell: Great video! Used it to swap out the shocks with no problem.

Rich Bird: Thanks Garrett, followed your video and did the today

JD Davis: Dammit weld nut i was wrenchin on it for awhileee

Kurt Sanderson: The nut on the top of the shock is 13mm

John Barry: Thanks for this. Just did the job with Koni Yellow struts. One suggestion for loosening the nuts on top of the strut mount. USE WD 40 or some lubricant. I made the job much easier (oh and remembering "righty tighty, lefty loosy"). 

Jose Velez: Thanks for the video it was a blessing I'm replacing mine right away God bless you

Zak Pino: the top part thing!!! lol.

DeejayErez: How much were the shocks?

Bill Fig: Thanks for the video, replaced my shocks on my 2010 mazda 5, was same process as your video, nuts were very hard to crack, used a lot of wd40 and hammer hitting wrench to finally crack them, after that was piece of cake.

Mike McReynolds: Great Video.. Where does the really big hammer come in? Just kidding. Hey the reason for all the bad shocks comes from those crappy wheels. Made for anything but US roads. (maybe out west somewhere) Anyway Mom will hug you if you can get rid of the low profile tires, I have broken shocks and wheels from potholes in Chicagoland. Infinity 16 inch alloys and taller tires made a world of difference on my Maz5. OMG! potholes are manageable..weee. Now for my replacement shocks. lol great Video!

Bran Collingwood: Great job thanks - you really make it look easy

Dom Landry: Thanks Subaru Man very helpfull video! Saves me a lot of money!

Yasser Hassan: This problem is very common with this car . I have the same problem with my 2009 Mazda 5 ,it is only even though it is only 5 years old car. thanks for the video it is very helpful 

roberto Sada: Thanks for the video, it is really simple to replace the shock.

Baba Booey: I've got a broken shock mount on my 05 Mazda3 and I am gonna replace both mounts and shocks tomorrow. This helped tremendously.

amy kingston: Wicked video....perfect I am going to replace mine this weekend. Keep up the good work!

djcureshot: thanks for the video man! i was thinking if can do it all by myself but after i watch your video i just order my shocks!!

kevin Martinez: did you use the torque wrench to take the nut out? i have a mazda 3 but it looks the same as this one but i dont know if i wll need a torque wrench for the lower nut 

subiewrxsport: thanks for the video man keep them up

Robert Wilmoth: What year is your mazda? I have a 2007 Mazda 3 and I want to attempt to replace my front and rear struts soon so I can get new tires.

GarrettsSubaru: On McPherson style struts/springs it's called the tophat, honestly a bit embarrassed to say im not sure if it's called just regular strut setups. It may also be tophat. It's a bushing basically, so if you need to tell a guy at a part store say either tophat or bushing and they should be able to figure out what you're saying. Hope that helps.

LostFrog07: Very good and informative, I used to repair all my cars using Haynes book(s). Your video instructions is very direct and clear. Great job!

GarrettsSubaru: Thanks for all the comments! If you guys need any help with anything that isn't explained in the video, just shoot me a message! Glad to see more blown shocks getting replaced and Mazdas on the road!

Idig Apony: I put you over 59 likes. I think I know why that 5 has leaking struts. From your Mom driving around with that heavy tank of Nitrous Oxide in the trunk. [I did the same thing] I see at 0:52 that you wisely took it out and put it in the garage. Nice. Great job. I have to replace mine and do a brake job on my 5. I'll post it. I will now look at your other videos and tell some friends about them. Many laughs, thanks!

Geddy Lo: Great video, thanks for sharing! Saved me some money!

nurtsurt: Very cool bud, very cool!! Love your work.

Don Litzenberg: Thanks Garrett. Just the ticket to get the wife's ride sorted. Back shocks weren't actually too bad, but since I had a blown front and over 80k on them, it was probably time. I appreciate the help.

Henry Lee: Thanks. I have changed it with your instruction. Work like a charm !!! Now I don't have the bounce anymore.

Andy Guice: While I'm pretty sure this is far too late, you can find the mount (that I think is what you're talking about as the "top part") on amazon (Dorman 924-412 Upper Shock Mount for Mazda 3/5).

thewolfstuff: 2007 mazda3

HanzoHanief: shocks should be here today so maybe ill get to it today.

thewolfstuff: Replaced rear shocks. Good for a couple months or so. Getting a clanking noise over small bumps, like cracks in the street almost. Checked linkages and everything seems tight. Bushings seem ok. Took the shock off thinking that top bolt you tighten with vice grips and wrench...seems tight. This sucks.

dereileak: are the springs on the mazda3 and mazda5 the same, I want to buy helper bags and I found them for the mazda5 but not the 3

GarrettsSubaru: That steel plate with the little bubble that kind of comes out is actually made for a jack, so it'll be perfect to jack it up on. Also i put the jack stands on the big metal bar that goes from the left and right of the car, it'll be able to hold it just fine. When you put the car on jackstands, kind of wiggle it around a a bit to make sure it's not going to immediately fall. If it doesn't it should be good! Good luck swapping struts!

jheffshere: Thanks Man. Big help...

GarrettsSubaru: Bahaha s'all good. I did too for the longest time and was like "why isn't this thing turning!"

mrPLomas1: Thanks for the video. Gave me a good idea of what to expect when I change out my rear Mazda 3 shocks. Thanks again.

curly437: Thanks for posting the video. If anyone has a Mazda5, please don't be surprised if your cheap factory rear shocks go bad. It's well known problem. My 2010 has 40k on it when they started pissing fluid.

GarrettsSubaru: I can't honestly say I have any experience with either brand, though Sachs does ring a bell and Anschlers is a company i've never heard of. Take that for what it's worth i suppose?

HanzoHanief: Wow that easy. What a difference in ride. I didn't even need to go under the van. Everything was reachable with the wheels removed. Thanks man great vid.

terry eustace: Thanks Garrett, I was able to save over £200 By replacing the shocks myself. If you work on the mazda5 again post more video's.

hellper198: This was a very helpful. Thank you, for posting.

Jennifer Kirk: Are changing the shocks on a Mazda 3 Hatchback similar to this video??

Jerry Mann: First on the list when I Googled "how replace shocks mazda 3". Great video, fun for instructional vid. Think I'll try the weld nut just for kicks and camaraderie ; ] Thanks!!! Wish I had a Subaru so I could watch your vids all the time ha ha ha.!

1kounter: Thank you for the reply, turns out it was called the rear shock mount and your video helped me install it.

GarrettsSubaru: Should be the exact same process.

totaldla: Good video. Good job.
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