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I really just need a diagram of the rear suspension. i have had so much trouble, bought new bushings, struts, etc.. i just need to be able to see what order things go one.. like a picture of what nut/bolt goes in front of what, and which bushing goes where. somehow i thought i'd remember it all lol. i have an 88 mazda 323 SE hatchback 2 door 5speed 1.6 liter fwd

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  • shift2_0 Jun 23, 2009

    ..oh and thank you to anyone who can help in any way. i've been all over the internet and have a lot of trouble finding parts/information for this car.. i cant even seem to find a factory service manual, because the chilton's for this car is a joke lol..


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No diagram available that I'm aware of...IF you insist on tackling it yourself...Buy a Chilton's manual at Auto Zone (order it) ($25).
Good Luck

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