[HD 1080p] How To Replace Mazda 3 Front Struts 04-13

[HD 1080p] How To Replace Mazda 3 Front Struts 04-13

How To Replace Mazda 3 Front Struts 04-13. This particular video is for a 2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L “G,” but should be the same for most 3’s in the 04-13 range.

Big thanks to Mike Reilly for help on this job.


Lug Nuts: 80 ft-lb
Sway Bar End Link: 32-44 ft-lb
Lower Pinch Bolt: 48-54 ft-lb
Upper Mount Bolts: 23-28 ft-lb


Left Strut Monroe 172664 – https://amzn.to/2TQ3OUl
Right Strut Monroe 172663 – https://amzn.to/2YIG08G


17 mm socket (Pinch Bolt) https://amzn.to/2WLCDfv
21 mm socket (Lug nuts) https://amzn.to/2wakL5q
14 mm socket (Top Strut Bolts, Sway Bar End Link) https://amzn.to/2JQdjhK
5 mm Allen (Sway Bar End Link) https://amzn.to/2JQdjhK
Flat Head (Brake Clip) – https://amzn.to/2w5BEhA

8 lb Sledge Hammer (for removing knuckle from strut tower) – https://amzn.to/2K2bTWE
3 lb Small Hammer (for tapping knuckle if needed during install) – https://amzn.to/2WKJEgG
Breaker Bar – https://amzn.to/2HXwNnH
Needle Nose Pliers – https://amzn.to/2Ifcwd2
Torque Wrench – https://amzn.to/2jriSrL
6″ Socket Wrench – https://amzn.to/2JQdjhK
Jack – https://amzn.to/2HM2xNc
Jack Stands – https://amzn.to/2w7GVFC

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Martyupnorth says:

Nice video. Now I feel confident enough to tackle this job.

Michael MC l says:

Brilliant video

BjHa channel says:

you skip some important detail to bad bro

Eric Schmidt says:

Thanks Oliver! I recently replaced my shocks and struts, as well as changed my brake, radiator, and power steering fluids on my 2010 Mazda 3. Your videos on all of those topics were a big help!

dk RaWk says:

Have You ever heard of wire brushes and wd40 at all?

CJ Cj says:

You camera zoom too much and the video sacks

Francisco Ordaz says:

Surprisingly easy to do considering it's an older mazda, usually doing anything on them is a pain

Premium Blue says:

Great video..! I like the way you come in close with the camera so we dont miss anything and know exactly what to do..TY

Kyle Irvin says:

How are you liking the quality of the Monroe Quick-Struts? I'm debating getting the Quick-Struts or something higher quality like a Bilstein B6.

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