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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Steering Gear And Linkage Inspection

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

Steering Rack Inspection

1. Inspect for cracking, damage, and tooth wear.

2. Measure the steering rack warp.


Tie-rod End Inspection

1. Inspect the tie-rod end for damage and the boot for cracks.

2. Inspect for excessive play.

3. Rotate the ball joint 5 times

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4. Install two nuts to the ball joint and measure the tie-rod end rotational torque using a torque wrench.


Tie rod Inspection

1. Inspect for bending and damage.

2. Inspect for excessive play.

3. Swing the ball joint 10 times

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4. Measure the ball joint swing torque using a pull scale.


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

Steering Gear And Linkage Removal/Installation
CAUTION: Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before ...

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Shroud Panel Removal/Installation
CAUTION: Because the shroud panel is installed to the bumper reinforcement, support the shroud panel using a jack before removing the bumper reinforcement so as not to apply excessive force to the shroud panel. Since the servicing is performed with the hood open, secure the hoo ...

Air Bleeding
CAUTION: If the strainer is removed, impurities may penetrate the power steering system and damage it. To prevent this, always bleed air with the strainer installed. Do not maintain the steering wheel fully turned for 5 s or more. The oil temperature could rise and damage ...

Battery Inspection [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
WARNING: Since battery acid is toxic, be careful when handling the battery. Since battery acid is highly corrosive, be careful not to allow it to contact clothing or the vehicle. In case battery acid contacts skin, eyes, or clothing, flush it immediately with running wa ...

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