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2008 - MX-5 - Suspension

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

WARNING:

1. Remove the rear shock absorber and coil spring. (See REAR 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

Spring seat rubber

(See Spring Seat Rubber Installation Note.)

6

Spacer

7

Bushing

8

Bound stopper and stopper casing

9

Bound stopper

10

Collar

(See Collar Installation Note.)

11

Stopper casing

12

Coil spring

(See Coil Spring Installation Note.)

13

Rear shock absorber


Piston Rod Nut Removal Note

WARNING:

1. Set the SSTs using cloth to prevent the spring from being damaged.

2. Using the SSTs, compress the coil spring and remove the piston rod nut.

Coil Spring Installation Note

1. Set the coil spring to the SSTs using cloth.
2. Using the SSTs, compress the coil spring.

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

Collar Installation Note

1. Install the collar so that the tapered side is facing downward as shown in the figure.

Spring Seat Rubber Installation Note

1. Install the spring seat rubber to the upper spring seat as shown in the figure.

Upper Spring Seat Installation Note

1. Install the coil spring with the lead lower end of the lower spring seat facing the direction shown in the figure.



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