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FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

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2016 – MX-5 – Suspension

FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

  • Performing the following procedures could cause an open circuit in the front ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before servicing, disconnect the front ABS wheel-speed sensor and set it aside so that the wiring harness will not be pulled by mistake.

1. When working on the right side of the vehicle, remove the front suspension tower bar (RH). (With front suspension tower bar) (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. When working on the left side of the vehicle, remove the front suspension tower bar (LH). (With front suspension tower bar) (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Remove the front ABS wheel-speed sensor from the wheel hub component.

4. Remove the front ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness from the bracket and front upper arm and set it aside so that it does not interfere with the servicing.

5. Remove the front brake hose from the front upper arm and bracket and set it aside so that it does not interfere with the servicing.

6. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

7. Install in the reverse order of removal.

8. Inspect the front wheel alignment and adjust it if necessary. (See FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT.)

1

Front shock absorber lower nut

2

Front shock absorber lower bolt

(See Front Shock Absorber Lower Bolt Installation Note.)

3

Front shock absorber upper nut

4

Front upper arm ball joint installation nut

5

Front upper arm ball joint

(See Front Upper Arm Ball Joint Removal Note.)

6

Front upper arm installation bolt

7

Front shock absorber and coil spring, front upper arm

8

Front upper arm

9

Front shock absorber and coil spring

Front Upper Arm Ball Joint Removal Note

1. Loosen the front upper arm ball joint installation nut.

2. Disengage the front upper arm ball joint from the steering knuckle using the SST.

3. Remove the front upper arm ball joint installation nut.

4. Suspend the steering knuckle on the body side as shown in the figure using a cable after removing the front upper arm ball joint.

Front Shock Absorber Lower Bolt Installation Note

1. Insert the front shock absorber lower bolt from the rear of the vehicle and tighten the nut to the specified torque.

    Tightening torque

  • 53???64 N·m {5.5???6.5 kgf·m, 40???47 ft·lbf}

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