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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Front upper arm removal/installation

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Suspension / Front suspension / Front upper arm removal/installation

Caution

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

2. Install in the reverse order of removal.

3. Inspect the front wheel alignment. (See FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT.)



Front Upper Arm Ball Joint Removal Note

1. Support the knuckle using the jack.

2. Separate the ball joint from the knuckle using the SST.


Bolt (Front Upper Arm) Removal Note

1. Remove the nuts (3 locations) from the upper part of the front shock absorber.

2. Pull the front shock absorber and coil spring out of the way, towards the outer side of the vehicle.


3. Remove the bolts.

Clip Installation Note

1. Wipe the grease off the ball stud.

2. Fill the inside of the new dust boot with grease.

3. Install the boot on the ball joint.

4. Install the new clip using the SST.


5. Verify that the clip is installed securely to the groove.

6. Wipe away the excess grease.

Front shock absorber disposal
Warning Whenever drilling into a shock absorber, wear protective eye wear. The gas in the shock absorber is pressurized, and could spray metal chips into the eyes and face when drilling. ...

Front upper arm inspection
1. Remove the upper arm from the vehicle. 2. Inspect for damage, cracks, and bending. 3. Inspect the ball joint rotation torque. (1) Rotate the ball joint five times. (2) Measure the rotatio ...

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