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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 ...

Other materials:

Parking Brake
CAUTION Driving with the parking brake on will cause excessive wear of the brake parts. NOTE For parking in snow, refer to Winter Driving regarding parking brake use. Setting the parking brake Depress the brake pedal and then firmly pull the parking brake lever fully upwar ...

Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the speed of the vehicle. Speed Unit Selector (Type A Instrument Cluster) In some countries, you may have to change the speed units between km/h and mph. Press the speed unit selector for 1.5 seconds or more. The speed units for the speedometer will change bet ...

Suspension SST
49 T034 1A0 Coil spring compressor set 49 0180 510B Preload measuring attachment 49 B034 001 Guide 49 B034 002 Guide 49 T028 3A0 Ball joint puller set ...

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