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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Steering Gear And Linkage Disassembly

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Steering / Linkage, Power / Steering Gear And Linkage Disassembly

CAUTION:

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.



1

Floor seal

2

Oil pipe

3

Tie-rod end

(See Tie-rod End Disassembly Note.)

4

Locknut

5

Boot clamp

6

Boot band

(See Boot Band Disassembly Note.)

7

Boot

8

Tie rod

(See Tie Rod Disassembly Note.)

9

Locknut (on adjusting cover)

(See Locknut (on Adjusting Cover), Adjusting Cover Disassembly Note.)

10

Adjusting cover

(See Locknut (on Adjusting Cover), Adjusting Cover Disassembly Note.)

11

Yoke spring

12

Support yoke

13

Housing cover

14

Locknut (on pinion shaft)

15

Return pipe

16

Pinion shaft and valve housing component

17

Clip

18

Stopper

19

Steering rack

20

Rack bushing

21

Oil seal

(See Oil Seal Disassembly Note.)

22

Mounting rubber

(See Mounting Rubber Disassembly Note.)

23

Gear housing


Tie-rod End Disassembly Note

1. Place alignment marks as shown in the figure for proper installation.


2. Remove the tie-rod end.

Boot Band Disassembly Note

1. Insert a flathead screw driver into the boot band as shown in the figure, then press the caulked area outward to remove the boot band.


Tie Rod Disassembly Note

CAUTION:

1. Protect the steering rack tooth surface using a clean cloth and secure it using a vise.


2. Remove the tie rod using the SST

.


Locknut (on Adjusting Cover), Adjusting Cover Disassembly Note

1. Remove the locknut using the SST

.


2. Remove the adjusting cover.

Oil Seal Disassembly Note

1. Install the SST

(49 N032 319A) to the gear housing as shown in the figure.


2. Insert the SSTs

(49 F032 303, 49 B032 323) into the valve housing side.

3. Remove the oil seal using the SSTs

and a press.


Mounting Rubber Disassembly Note

1. Remove the mounting rubber from the gear housing using the SSTs

and a press.


Steering Gear And Linkage Assembly
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the steering gear, secure it to the vise using a copper plate or clean cloth. 1. Assemble in the order indicated in the table. 1 ...

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