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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Front shock absorber disposal

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Suspension / Front suspension / Front shock absorber disposal

Warning

1. Clamp a shock absorber on a flat surface or with the piston pointing downwards.

2. Drill a 2-3 mm {0.08-0.12 in}

hole at a point 20-30 mm {0.8-1.2 in}

from the bottom of the tube, so that the gas can escape.


3. Turn the hole downwards.

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

5. Dispose of waste oil according to the waste disposal law.

Note

Shock absorber oil is mineral oil.

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