How to Replace the Springs in a Mazda6
The mid-size Mazda6 is one of Mazda's sportier models. The stylish design of the Mazda6 is equaled by the quick-to-respond suspension. Replacing the coil springs in the Mazda6 does not require extensive servicing. The springs are part of an easily removed strut assembly. The high-performance turbocharged Mazda6 has an equally high-performance springs and suspension.
Replacing the Front Springs
Raise the Mazda6 and block the wheels with jack stands and remove the strut assembly from the car.
Put a spring compressor onto the spring coil and compress the spring slowly. This is a dangerous step and should be performed cautiously. The spring holds a great deal of energy and can cause serious injury if released in an uncontrolled manner.
Take off the upper strut nut and release the tension on the spring slowly in order to take off the spring along with the mounting rubber, stopper and dust boot.
Set the spring, dust boot and mounting in place, and mark them for proper installation. The marks on each should line up with those on the shock absorber after installing the spring compressor and other components.
Protect the spring and boot while installing the spring compressor and compressing the spring.
Install the shock and be sure the spring is seated correctly on the lower spring seat before aligning the shock absorber with the marks made earlier on the spring, dust boot and rubber. Tighten the upper strut nut to manufacturer's specification.
Reinstall the shock and strut assembly before lowering the Mazda6. Perform a safety check on the vehicle before taking it on the road.