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 Fie: 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.
John Deer: thanks dude you're a PRO Eric the car guy approved your video.
Tyler Whelen: Fantastic video content and style. I like how you cut right to the chase and don't waste time on jibber-jabber. +1
Gabe Ruiz: Thanks for the video, did mine last week. Only thing with my Mazda 5 sport was that right side it took a 17mm socket and left side it took a 16mm socket.
ndapottershands: on my Mazda 5 I'm told that my struts doesn't need replacing but the dust cover isn't secured. How can I fix that!;??????
Alberto González-Burgos: Great video dude, now i know how to change the shocks on my m3 hb.
Adam Gould: Thanks for the video. Did the swap out yesterday. My issue was the bottom 17mm bolts. Needed a breaker bar to get those off, and it was tight given the clearance I had jacked up. Had to have the bar towards the front of the car. Didn't get anywhere near your 2 hours benchmark; more than double that! :)
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.
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