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2008 - MX-5 - Suspension

FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

WARNING:

1. Remove the front shock absorber and coil spring. (See FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
3. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

Piston rod nut

(See Piston Rod Nut Removal Note.)

2

Retainer

3

Bushing

4

Upper spring seat

(See Upper Spring Seat Installation Note.)

5

Dust boot

6

Spacer

7

Bushing

8

Stopper casing and bound stopper

9

Bound stopper

10

Stopper casing

11

Coil spring

(See Coil Spring Installation Note.)

12

Front shock absorber


Piston Rod Nut Removal Note

WARNING:

1. Protect the coil spring from scratches using a piece of cloth and install the SSTs.
2. Compress the coil spring using the SSTs and remove the piston rod nut.

Coil Spring Installation Note

1. Protect the coil spring from scratches using a piece of cloth and install the SSTs.
2. Compress the coil spring using the SSTs.

3. Install the shock absorber so that the lower end of the coil spring is seated on the step of the lower spring seat.

Upper Spring Seat Installation Note

1. Align the mark on the upper spring seat with the dust boot projection.

2. Install the upper spring seat so that the upper spring seat stud is at a 27°—33° angle to the shock absorber installation shaft (lower side).



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