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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Steering Wheel And Column Inspection

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

Play Inspection

1. With the wheels in the straight-ahead position, start the engine.

2. Turn the steering wheel to the left and right gently, then verify that the steering wheel play is within the specification.

Looseness, Excessive Play Inspection

1. Inspect the steering wheel for looseness or excessive play in the axial direction of the shaft and four locations around the steering wheel.


Steering Force Inspection

1. Verify that the equipped tire size and tire air pressure is as specified.

2. With the vehicle on a hard, level surface, put the wheels in the straight-ahead position.

WARNING:

3. Remove the air bag module..

4. Start the engine and idle it.

5. Verify that the EHPAS warning light does not illuminate.

6. Inspect the steering force using a torque wrench.


NOTE:

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. If not within the specificati ...

Steering Wheel And Column Removal/Installation [With Advanced Keyless Entry And Push Button Start System]
WARNING: Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read the service warnings before handling the air ba ...

Other materials:

Rear Seat Back Removal/Installation
1. Remove the rear seat cushion.. 2. Remove the rear buckle installation bolt.. 3. Fold the rear seat back. 4. Remove the bolts. 5. Remove the rear seat back from the rear seat back bracket by pulling the rear seat back in the direction of the arrow shown in the figure. 6. Remove ...

Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) Adjustment [Fw6 A EL]
CAUTION: Only adjust the ATF level when the ATF temperature is 4555 C {113131 F}. If the ATF level is incorrect, it could damage the transaxle. Do not add ATF over the specification. Otherwise, the transaxle performance could be reduced and ATF could leak. 1. Remove a ...

Foot Brake
This vehicle has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal use. Should power-assist fail, you can stop by applying greater force than normal to the brake pedal. But the distance required to stop will be greater than usual. WARNING Do not coast with the engine ...

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