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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:

Front Stabilizer Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.0, Skyactiv G 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
1. Remove the joint cover.. 2. Disconnect the steering shaft from the steering gear and linkage.. 3. Remove the front crossmember component.. 4. Remove in the order indicated in the table. 5. Install in the reverse order of removal. 6. Inspect the wheel alignment and adjust it if necessary ...

Precaution
Intermittent Concern Troubleshooting Vibration method If a malfunction occurs or becomes worse while driving on a rough road or when the engine is vibrating, perform the following steps. NOTE: There are several reasons why vehicle or engine vibration could cause an electr ...

Key Reminder Switch Removal/Installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [MZR 2.0, MZR 2.5].)(See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo].)(See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [SKYACTIV-G 2.0].) 2. Remove the column cover. (See COLUMN COVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.) 3. Disconnect the ...

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