Mazda 3 5 Front & Rear Complete Strut Assembly & Shock Absorber Kit with Sway Bar Links 8 Piece Set - 1ASFK01990

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Part Details

  • Includes:   with Sway Bar Links
  • Quantity:   8 Piece Set


In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 
Direct Fit

Application-specific, with no modifications required.

Rigorously Tested

Made from higher quality materials than the competition. Built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

State of the Art Manufacturing

By the same factories that the OEMs use.

Prepackaged for Your Convenience

Carefully assembled to include all of the parts you need, saving time and money.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

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.

  1. step : Accessing the Strut (0:53)
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull the wheel free
    • Apply penetrating oil to the bolt holding the lower strut and the upper bolt holding the stabilizer link
    • Remove the clip holding the brake hose to the strut (Use a screwdriver to pry up from below)
    • Pull the hose free
    • Lock locking pliers on the backside of the stabilizer shaft
    • Remove the 14mm bolt
    • Spray the 17mm bolt holding the steering knuckle to the strut with penetrating oil
    • Remove the 17mm bolt using the pipe for extra leverage
  2. step : Removing the Strut (3:11)
    • Spray penetrating oil around the bottom of the strut
    • Hit the steering knuckle with a sledge hammer
    • Once the knuckle moves, place a piece of wood over the knuckle and hammer the rest of the way
    • Remove two of the bolts holding the strut from the back of the engine. Loosen the third bolt
    • Push down on the steering knuckle and push the bottom free
    • Remove the third screw up top to free the strut
  3. step : Replacing the Strut (4:29)
    • Line the strut up with the bolt holes up top. Replace the three bolts firm but not fully tightened
    • Spray penetrating oil on the strut and steering knuckle
    • Once its lined up but a jack underneath the knuckle and use it to force it into place
    • Replace the bolt holding the knuckle to the strut. (Use a torque wrench to tighten it to 80 ft/lbs)
    • Bring the hose down and feed it through into place. Replace the clip
    • Reconnect the stabilizer link. Using locking pliers on the back, thread the nut on and tight to 50-60 ft/lbs
    • Replace the wheel
    • Replace lug nuts, and tighten to 100 ft/lbs. in a star pattern
    • Tighten the upper strut bolts to 25ft/lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Sledge Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Channel-Lock Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket

4.45/ 5.0
11 reviews
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1 Star
Fits like a glove.
Ordered from 1aauto for first time and came in as promised. I replaced them myself then aligned the wheels. Now it drives nice like a new sporty car. Love it. Indeed will come back and order from them again.
June 24, 2017
Almost perfect
I installed this kit in my 2010 Mazda 5 sport. I gave the review only 3 stars because I did run into some issues with the front struts. I had trouble with the brackets that are supposed to hold the brake lines. The opening was too small and the metal was a bit too thick to accept the factory fitting. I had to bend them wide open and tap the brake line in with a screwdriver and hammer and then bend it back into position. Also, the bolts for the top of the assembly are far shorter than the factory bolts. I had some trouble using the factory bolts and had to use the supplied bolts in a few of the holes which were not easy to get in. The rear shocks were easy peasy, as were the end links. The car rides almost like new now.
September 25, 2017
Great parts
Got what I order fast and didnt cost me a arm and a leg will continue to get my parts thru 1a auto
March 23, 2018
parts fit good
the only problem i had was the hole for the brake line was to small but wast a big deal to drill it out
June 5, 2018
I’m very happy with the competitive prices at 1AAuto
1AAuto has the best prices around! Quality products as well!
January 8, 2019
Good parts good price
Ordered parts...put them on...drove away...end of story.
March 18, 2019
Very nice kit
Getting the kit was the only way to go it only make sense to replace the other items as they have just as many miles as the wore out parts. The olny reason I did not give it a 5 star is like the other reviews is the brake line hole is not quite right a little die grinder problem solved. So I did not this going into the purchase. It was a pleasure to get the correct parts the first time. Shipping time was fast. I also had a question about warranty before purchasing called and there customer service was fantastic. Will do business again and would recommend. I am retired service writer and my family still owns the repair shop and the technicians that installed my parts was impressed with the quality of the parts
July 12, 2019
Fast shipping.
Good parts. Install went pretty easy. Had a couple snags. Brake line mount needed a little massaging to fit. And I broke one of the strut tower bolts. Not sure if it was my torque wrench or a crappy bolt.
September 13, 2019
Great value for the price
Threw this kit on my Mazda 3 hatchback. Best bang for buck I could find on the internet and have had good luck with TRQ parts in the past so I rolled the dice. This kit fixed every loud clunk and rattle I had on my worn out suspension and returned the car to a very pleasant drivable state. Time will tell how they perform in the long run. Like others, the brake line bracket needed a little massaging, but it ended up working with a little elbow grease. Take note of the modified bolt/nut configuration on the sway bar links. Took me 5 minutes to figure out why they had no allen key, but the improved design made installation a breeze. I should have watched the how-to videos first. Thanks for the fast and accurate shipping 1A Auto.
September 23, 2019
The items I received work amazing and the How To video is extremely helpful and informative. I always suggest 1A Auto to my automotive shop mates in college!!
October 16, 2019
2007 Mazda 3
Brake line retainer needed to be widened to fit the brake line correctly, but other than that fitment was perfect! Will buy from 1AAuto from now on. Can’t beat the price.
November 9, 2019
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Do you have any suspension for a 2008 mazda speed 3?? I cant find any Im your page.
Raul R May 5, 2016
Not at this time
Brian F May 5, 2016
What brand are these part?
David B March 17, 2017
We have a few different aftermarket companies build these parts specifically for us, as our 1A Auto house brand. They are manufactured to the same OEM specifications as the original part that came with your vehicle. If you have any further questions, please dont hesitate to ask.
Tim K March 17, 2017
it is my understanding that 1a auto is the brand name , that is they make their own, and they seem to fit ok
Claire G March 17, 2017
I would love to help you out, but unfortunately I dont remember. I do know that they were of really good quality, and relatively easy to install. I basically installed the parts then sold the car.
MARK A March 19, 2017
Do these shocks apply for both automatic and standard cars? And does the engine size matter?
Erick L September 7, 2019
This is able to fit for automatic and standard vehicles. The parts are also not engine size specific. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Emma F September 9, 2019
Year Make Model Description
2004-2006Mazda 3 Mazda 3 Front & Rear Complete Strut Assembly & Shock Absorber Kit with Sway Bar Links 8 Piece Set
2007-2009Mazda 3 Mazda 3 (excluding Speed Model) Front & Rear Complete Strut Assembly & Shock Absorber Kit with Sway Bar Links 8 Piece Set
2006-2010Mazda 5 Mazda 5 Front & Rear Complete Strut Assembly & Shock Absorber Kit with Sway Bar Links 8 Piece Set
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