Replaces

Mazda 3 5 Strut & Spring Assembly Front Pair TRQ SCA56951 - 1ASFK00753

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 
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

  • Front or Rear Location: Front
  • Quantity: Pair

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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Good quality
Was able to install these myself. Not that bad of a job. Glad i could get a set from 1A for a great price and also glad that they are a descent quality. I'll be back for more of your parts when i need them!
April 11, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Mazda’s 5 shock strut install
I am not a mechanic but do my own break jobs etc... the first side took me 2 hours and the second side took me 1 hour. Not bad at all. 1a had easy video to follow. Not sure if this helped but I sprayed all areas with penatrating oil 4 days before and then the day of. Thanks!!
April 8, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
struts
Struts came the next day. Installed in under two hours. Car rides like new
February 27, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Easy install
Very easy install didn’t have any trouble whatsoever. Recommend these parts to anyone looking to changeout struts and have an easy install go smoothly.
January 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Great service and delivery
The Shock Strut assembly is high quality and arrived in advance of the expected date. The only issue is on the bracket that holds the brake line the diameter of the slot is TOO SMALL for the brake line fitting that accepts the metal plate clip to hold the line to the bracket, so I had to use other method to secure. It is NOT the same as the original equipment.
The video ought to mention to be careful the CV strut does not get dislodged so it is too long when you try to insert the strut into the AArm.
December 21, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Near Perfect!
These are a great replacement, perfect fit, excellent installation guide on the site page. Faster than quoted shipping and a near perfect experience. The only issue I had is the brake line hose bracket. We could not get the fitting and clamp to fit and even double checked it on the originals. The opening is too small for it to fit. No big deal, we ran the line through the slot, it is not clamped or snug but really cannot go anywhere or be damaged by anything.
November 22, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Easy to installed
1A auto part are very fast shipping. The front struts & spring completed assembly from 1A auto part was very save my time to install on my 07 Mazda 3s . Next time I will do business with them again and very satisfied with my order special FREE 2 DAYS SHIPPING.
Thanks 1A to make my job easier
October 16, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Great
Overall everything was good. Shipping was faster than the estimated time. These installed with minimal issues. The space for the brake line is smaller than the original but was easy to adapt.
September 22, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
04 maza strut
arrive when promise. where easy to install.. greatly improve the ride thank .
September 15, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
2005 Mazda 3 strut replacement(that was easy!)
Watched 1aauto's video on how to replace these struts and had no toubles what-so-ever installing them. I had never attempted it b4. I had always took my cars to somebody to have it done and spent hundreds & hundreds of dollars in the process. On my particular car we were quoted $600 to $700 + cost of parts. Cost me $139.99 for the struts from 1aauto and in 2 1/2 hours of my time, wheels were on the ground and ready to roll. You might be able to do it quicker but I'm an old guy and I did it. Thanks 1aauto!
August 19, 2017
Purchased
12 months ago
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Does this work with the 17" wheel or only the 15"?
Keith J on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I been using these struts in my mazda 3, I have 16 " winter set of rims and tires and my summer set are 17" rims and tires. Im pretty sure you can use these struts with the 15" as well.
Good day, just to make completely sure here, i am looking for 2 complete (with coil springs included) front strut units sold in one package for a mazda 5. Would this post be apropriate please?
Vingo P on Oct 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, those are complete sets, not too hard of a job, just be careful with the CV axels when you push those down. Had them on our 5 for over a year now and are working fine. The top plate will rotate I'd needed.
Hey guys just got a mazda 5 2010 and I���m sure I need struts I her a clunking noise from the front end, previous owner replaced them with mazda 3 struts but apparently mazda 3 and 5 are comparable? I���m wondering if these are strictly for the mazda 5? And if it���s sold in pair thanks guys
Victor on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, according to the information you supplied, the part you're looking at will be correct for your vehicle. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order with one of our customer service representatives, please feel free to give us a call.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2013 Mazda 3 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair (excluding Speed Model) TRQ SCA56951
  • 2006-2010 Mazda 5 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair TRQ SCA56951

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172264
  • Monroe 172263
  • TRQ SCA56951
Part #: 1ASFK00753

TRQ
Brand #: SCA56951

How-to Video:

(07:42 min)