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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 ...

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Power Steering
Power steering is only operable when the engine is running. If the engine is off or if the power steering system is inoperable, you can still steer, but it requires more physical effort. If the steering feels stiffer than usual during normal driving or the steering vibrates, consult ...

Front Door Key Cylinder Removal/Installation
1. To access the glass installation bolt, position the front door glass so that the distance from the top of the front door glass to the upper part of the front beltline molding is approx. 80 mm {3.1 in}. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 3. Remove the following parts: a. Inne ...

Transmitter
NOTE (With theft-deterrent system) The hazard warning lights flash when the theft-deterrent system is armed or turned off. Refer to Theft-Deterrent System on . (With the advanced keyless function) A beep sound can be heard for confirmation when the doors and the l ...

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