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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Wheel Balance Adjustment

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Suspension / Wheels, Tires / Wheel Balance Adjustment

CAUTION:

Adhesive-type Balance Weight (Outer)

1. Remove the old balance weight from the wheel.

2. Remove the double-sided adhesive tape remaining on the wheel, then clean and degrease the bonding area.

3. Set the wheel on a wheel balancer, measure the amount of unbalance and the position with the mode set for knock-type balance weight.

4. Multiply the amount of unbalance by 1.6

to obtain the balance weight value.

5. Select a balance weight closest to the weight value and attach the balance weight on the position (outer) indicated by the wheel balancer.


NOTE:

CAUTION:

6. If attaching two balance weights, position them so that each is on either side of the position indicated by the wheel balancer.


CAUTION:

Knock-type Balance Weight (Inner)

1. Measure the amount of unbalance with a wheel balancer.

2. Attach a weight corresponding to the measured weight value on the position (inner) indicated by the wheel balancer.


CAUTION:

Remaining Amount of Unbalance Confirmation

1. After installing the outer and inner balance weights, operate the wheel balancer again.

2. Confirm that the remaining unbalance does not exceed the following on either side.

Specifications


Outer

(Adhesive-type)

Inner

(Knock-type)

16 inch wheel

14 g {0.49 oz}

9 g {0.3 oz}

17 inch wheel

13 g {0.46 oz}

8 g {0.28 oz}

18 inch wheel

12 g {0.42 oz}

8 g {0.28 oz}


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