KYSSP00026-Mazda 3 5 Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set

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Mazda 3 5 Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set KYB Excel-G KYSSP00026

KYSSP00026

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  • Set Quantity: 2 Piece

This part replaces:

  • KYB 334700
  • KYB 334701
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KYB Excel-G
Brand #: KYSSP00026

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Part Details

  • Set Quantity:   2 Piece

Our direct fit gas-charged strut assemblies help to restore your vehicle’s handling and ride quality to just like new.

Why Buy KYB Excel-G?

KYB Excel-G shocks and struts will match your vehicle’s Original Equipment (OE). These shocks and struts are perfect for restoring or surpassing your original suspension performance. Some of their perks include:

  • Equal or greater OE performance
  • Calibrated to OE specifications
  • Nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design made of quality materials
  • Restore original ride comfort, handling, and suspension capability

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by our limited lifetime warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will replace the part free of charge. This warranty covers the cost of the part only.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:24)
    • Loosen the 21 mm lug nuts
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Remove the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Front Strut From the Vehicle (1:11)
    • Remove the retaining clip to remove the brake flex hose from the strut bracket
    • Remove the ABS wire from the two retaining brackets
    • Remove the 14 mm sway bar link nut to remove the ABS wire bracket and the sway bar link from the strut
    • Remove the 32 mm axle nut
    • Push the axle out of the wheel bearing
    • Remove the 17 mm lower strut pinch bolt
    • Hammer down on the knuckle to remove it from the lower strut
    • Tie off the knuckle to prevent it from dropping down
    • Remove the three 14 mm upper strut mount bolts
    • Remove the strut
  3. step : Removing the Strut and Strut Mount (9:02)
    • Compress the strut spring with a spring compressor tool
    • Remove the 17 mm strut top mount nut
    • Separate and remove the strut and the strut mount
    • Remove the strut boot and bump stop from the strut mount
  4. step : Installing the Strut and Strut Mount (14:29)
    • Apply silicone paste around the inner rim of the strut mount
    • Install the bump stop into the strut mount
    • Install the strut boot onto the strut mount
    • Install the strut mount onto the spring. The strut mount is contoured to fit the shape of the coil spring
    • Insert the strut rod through the strut mount and install the 19 mm nut
    • Align the strut base with the shape of the coil spring
    • Torque the 19 mm strut rod nut to 56 ft-lb
    • Remove the strut assembly from the spring compressor tool
  5. step : Installing the Strut Into the Vehicle (18:41)
    • Align the strut mount with the mounting holes in the vehicle
    • Install the three 14 mm top strut mount bolts
    • Apply anti-seize to the lower strut
    • Align the knuckle with the strut
    • Use a jack to push the knuckle onto the strut
    • Hammer the knuckle onto the strut if necessary
    • Align the pinch bolt tab on the strut with the pinch bolt holes on the knuckle
    • Install the 17 mm lower strut pinch bolt
    • Torque the 17 mm lower strut pinch bolt to 56 ft-lb
    • Install the brake flex hose into the bracket, and secure it with the retaining clip
    • Install the sway bar link into the strut
    • Install the ABS wire bracket onto the sway bar link stud
    • Install the 14 mm sway bar link nut
    • Reinstall the ABS wire into the brackets
    • Install the 32 mm axle nut
    • Torque the 32 mm axle nut to 202 ft-lb
  6. step : Installing the Wheel (28:07)
    • Install the wheel onto the wheel studs
    • Install and tighten the 21 mm lug nuts by hand in a star pattern
    • Lower the vehicle with minimal weight on the wheel
    • Torque the lug nuts to 85 ft-lb in a star pattern
    • Lower the vehicle completely
  7. step : Torque the Strut Top Bolts (29:19)
    • Torque the three 14 mm top mount bolts to 28 ft-lb when the full weight of the vehicle is on the strut

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Side Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 32mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Strut Spring Compression Tool

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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Hi, Where are these manufactured? I see you have one set left...is that 2 or 4? Thanks
Dino M June 29, 2019
1A Autos house brand parts are manufactured by various aftermarket companies specifically for us and built to your vehicles exact OEM specifications. These will come as a set of 2.
Emma F June 30, 2019

Fits the following Makes:

Year Make Model Description
2004-2013Mazda 3 Mazda 3 S Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set
2004-2013Mazda 3 Mazda 3 i Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set
2005Mazda 3 Mazda 3 SP23 Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set
2006-2010Mazda 5 Mazda 5 Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set
2012-2014Mazda 5 Mazda 5 Front 2 Piece Strut Assembly Set

Part Interchange

Brand Label Part Number
DIY Solutions SHO02250
DIY Solutions SHO02687
DIY Solutions SHO02686

This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

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