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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Steering Shaft Inspection

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Steering / Wheel, Column / Steering Shaft Inspection

1. Inspect the column bearing for excessive play and damage.

2. Verify that the measurement of the steering shaft indicated in the figure is as specified.


3. Inspect the tilt/telescope mechanism operation for the following.


a. Verify that the adjusting lever moves smoothly from the lock to the unlock position.

b. Verify that the steering shaft is fixed firmly when the adjusting lever is locked.

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