Replaces

Mazda 3 5 Shock & Strut Kit TRQ SKA60946 - 1ASSP00838

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

Fits and functions correctly.  Competitors combine applications to reduce the amount of parts they carry, resulting in: incorrect vehicle height, poor response and an uncomfortable ride.

Rigorously Tested

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

Pre-Assembled

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Matched Parts

Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same.  Mixing and matching can result in ride quality issues and decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

Over buying the parts individually, or having to search different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Part Details

  • Quantity: 4 Piece Set

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  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

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Great Mazda 3 Strut buying experience
Folks, I had a great great experience buying replacement Struts for my 2007 Mazda 3 sedan. Struts were exactly what was needed and came when they said they would. I wish I had known that I should have also bought the foam absorbers at the top of the rear Struts as they were perished. Not a big deal though. Great experience overall.
July 20, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great quality, Fast fitting
To start - as others have said, the brake line fitting is too tight, but the metal is not impossible to bend and you can make it work. Other than that, the parts were perfect. Everything is the same size as OEM parts (what I replaced) and fitting is super-easy when you don't have to fuss with the spring.

Getting the old knuckle off the bottom was a lot easier with a 5lb hammer and PB blaster, and getting it back in place is pretty easy, provided you line it up and get something to push on the under-side of the knuckle (I used the jack, as I had stands holding the car up). For me, it took 90 minutes for the front end and about 60 minutes for the rear shocks.

I'll absolutely be buying rear springs from 1A Auto, and a whole world of other stuff when I service my Mazda.

4 out of 5 because of the brake line fitting - a solid 5/5 otherwise.
July 17, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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Who manufactures these?
Bill F on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 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 and are covered by a lifetime warranty. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
2004-2009Mazda 3 Mazda 3 Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set (excluding Speed Model) TRQ SKA60946
2006-2010Mazda 5 Mazda 5 Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set TRQ SKA60946

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172264
  • Monroe 172263
  • Monroe 5607
  • KYB 343412
  • TRQ SKA60946
Part #: 1ASSP00838


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TRQ
Brand #: SKA60946

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