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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