Replaces

Mazda 3 5 Strut & Spring Assembly Front Pair - 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 

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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  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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Nice parts, careful of the 'do it yourself' videos
Solid parts, fast shipping, good packaging.

First, understand that my auto repair experience is limited to a '72 charger that I rebuilt about 25 years ago. That said, I never did replace the suspension parts. This was my adventure into front wheel drive suspension. After fumbling around for about 7 hour with the first strut, I now consider myself a bit of an expert. Once I figured out to hold the drive shaft in place during the replacement process everything went VERY smoothly. The help video created by 1AAuto left out two rather important details. One: make sure you hold some constant pressure against the rotor assy when you knock off the old strut and remove it. Your drive shaft can and will fall out of place. You will know this happens when the protective boot of the drive shaft is stretched out. Two: the top, three bolt plate of the strut rotates. My parts arrived with this plate rotated 180 deg out of alignment, and I spent a half hour being really pissed off they sent me defective parts before I figured this out.
March 7, 2017
Purchased
12 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
6 months ago
Great parts and excellent tech support!
After watching the how to video, the job was as simple as changing a light bulb. Thanks for the service!
June 18, 2017
Purchased
11 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
4 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
5 months ago
04 maza strut
arrive when promise. where easy to install.. greatly improve the ride thank .
September 15, 2017
Purchased
5 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
3 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
2 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.

How-to Video:

(07:42 min)

Tools List:

    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



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172264
  • Monroe 172263

Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2013 Mazda 3 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair excluding Speed Model
  • 2006-2010 Mazda 5 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
Part #: 1ASFK00753

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