Mazda 2: Rear Suspension

REAR SUSPENSION LOCATION INDEX

Mazda 2. REAR SUSPENSION LOCATION INDEX

  1. Rear shock absorber
    • (See REAR SHOCK ABSORBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
    • (See REAR SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION.)
    • (See REAR SHOCK ABSORBER DISPOSAL.)
  2. Rear coil spring
    • (See REAR COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
  3. Torsion beam axle
    • (See TORSION BEAM AXLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

2. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Mazda 2. REAR SHOCK ABSORBER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Rear shock absorber component under bolt
  2. Rear shock absorber component upper bolt
  3. Rear shock absorber component
  4. Mounting rubber
  5. Bound stopper component
  6. Rear shock absorber

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION

1. Inspect in the same way as the front shock absorber.

(See FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION).

REAR SHOCK ABSORBER DISPOSAL

1. Place the shock absorber on a level surface or with the piston pointing downwards.

2. Drill a 2-3 mm {0.08-0.11 in} hole at a point 20 mm {0.79 in} from the bottom of the tube, so that the gas can escape.

Mazda 2. REAR SHOCK ABSORBER DISPOSAL

WARNING:

3. Turn the hole downwards.

4. The oil can be collected by moving the piston rod several times up and down, and cut the tube at the end.

5. Dispose of waste oil according to local waste disposal lows.

REAR COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

2. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Mazda 2. REAR COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. ABS wheel-speed sensor
  2. Upper spring seat
  3. Rear coil spring
  4. Lower spring seat

Upper Spring Seat, Rear Coil Spring Removal Note

NOTE:

1. Support the torsion beam axle using a jack.

Mazda 2. REAR COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Remove the bolt (rear shock absorber lower side).

3. Lower the jack slowly, remove the upper spring seat and rear coil spring.

Lower Spring Seat Installation Note

1. Install the lower spring seat so that the arrow is facing to the front of the vehicle.

Mazda 2. REAR COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Upper Spring Seat Installation Note

1. Install the coil spring with the end of the coil spring seated on the step of the upper spring seat.

TORSION BEAM AXLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Detach the rear brake hose from the torsion beam axle.

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Mazda 2. TORSION BEAM AXLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. ABS wheel-speed sensor
  2. Parking brake cable
  3. Brake drum
  4. Wheel hub component
  5. Pin
  6. Brake drum component
  7. Bolt (lower end of shock absorber)
  8. Rear coil spring component
  9. Torsion beam axle component
  10. Bushing

Torsion Beam Axle Component Removal Note

WARNING:

1. Lower the jack slowly and remove the torsion beam axle component.

Bushing Removal Note

1. Remove the bushing using the SSTs.

Mazda 2. TORSION BEAM AXLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Verify that there is no dirt in the torsion beam axle where the bushing is press-fit. Clean the area if there is any dirt.

Bushing Installation Note

NOTE:

1. Set the bushing to the torsion beam axle with as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. TORSION BEAM AXLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Press-fit the bushing using the SSTs.

Mazda 2. TORSION BEAM AXLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

SUSPENSION TECHNICAL DATA

Front wheel alignment (unloaded)*1

Mazda 2. SUSPENSION TECHNICAL DATA

*1 Engine coolant and engine oil are at specified level. Spare tire, jack and tools are in designated position.
*2 Difference between left and right must not exceed 1

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