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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Front Crossmember Removal/Installation

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior, Frame / Front Crossmember Removal/Installation

CAUTION:

1. Remove the joint cover..

2. Disconnect the steering shaft from the steering gear and linkage..

3. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.

5. Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust it if necessary..



1

Front ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness connector

(See FRONT ABS WHEEL-SPEED SENSOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2

Brake hose clip

3

Tie-rod end ball joint

(See Tie-rod End Ball Joint Removal Note.)

4

Front stabilizer control link upper nut

5

Front lower arm ball joint

(See Front Lower Arm Ball Joint Installation Note.)

6

Power steering pipe component

7

Front crossmember bracket

(See Front Crossmember Bracket Removal Note (SKYACTIV-G 2.0).)

8

Front crossmember component

(See Front Crossmember Component Removal Note.)

(See No. 1 Engine Mount Rubber and Front Crossmember Component Installation Note.)

9

No.1 engine mount rubber

(See No. 1 Engine Mount Rubber and Front Crossmember Component Installation Note.)

10

Front stabilizer

(See FRONT STABILIZER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [MZR 2.0, SKYACTIV-G 2.0, MZR 2.5].)

(See FRONT STABILIZER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo].)

11

Steering gear and linkage

(See STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

12

Front lower arm

(See FRONT LOWER ARM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

13

Front crossmember


Tie-rod End Ball Joint Removal Note

1. Detach the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle using the SST

.


Front Crossmember Bracket Removal Note (SKYACTIV-G 2.0)

1. Disconnect the wiring harness connecting to the front crossmember bracket.


Front Crossmember Component Removal Note

WARNING:

1. Support the front crossmember component using a jack.


2. Detach the rubber hangers from the front crossmember.


3. Remove the front crossmember, front stabilizer, front lower arm, and steering gear and linkage as a single unit.

No. 1 Engine Mount Rubber and Front Crossmember Component Installation Note

1. Verify the left and right identification marks and install the positioning SSTs

to the front crossmember.


NOTE:

2. Temporarily tighten the No.1 engine mount rubber to the front crossmember.

3. Raise the transmission jack gradually and install the front crossmember to the vehicle. At this point verify that the SSTs

is securely inserted in the positioning holes on the body.


WARNING:

4. Tighten the front crossmember installation bolts and nuts.

5. Tighten the bolts in the order shown in the figure.

MZR 2.0, MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo, MZR 2.5


SKYACTIV-G 2.0


CAUTION:

Front Lower Arm Ball Joint Installation Note

NOTE:

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