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