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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Front wheel alignment

Specification (Unloaded)*1

Normal


Elevated*3


*1 : Engine coolant and engine oil are at specified level. Spare tire, jack and tools are in designated position.

*2 : Difference between left and right must not exceed 1°30'.

*3 : Distance between wheel center and fender brim is 402 mm {15.8 in} (reference value).

Maximum Steering Angle Adjustment

1. Loosen the tie-rod end locknuts.

2. Remove the steering gear boot clamp.

3. Turn the tie rods to equalize the length L.

Maximum left/right difference 3 mm {0.12 in}


4. Turn the tie rods equally to provide the correct maximum steering angle.

5. Tighten the tie-rod end locknuts.

Tightening torque 68.6-98.0 N·m
{7.00-9.99 kgf·m, 50.6-72.2 ft·lbf}

6. Verify that the boot is not twisted, and install the boot clamp.

7. Adjust the toe-in after adjusting the steering angle.

Total Toe-in Adjustment

1. Center the steering wheel and confirm that the vehicle wheels/tires are pointing straight.

2. Loosen the left and right tie-rod end locknuts and turn the tie-rods equally. Both tie rods are right threaded, so turning the right tie-rod toward the front of the vehicle and the left toward the rear increases toe-in.

Note

3. Tighten the tie-rod end locknuts to the specified torque.

Tightening torque 68.6-98.0 N·m {7.00-9.99 kgf·m, 50.6-72.2 ft·lbf}

4. Verify that the boot is not twisted, and install the boot clamp.

Wheel alignment pre-inspection
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Rear wheel alignment
Specification (Unloaded)*1 Normal Elevated*3 *1 : Engine coolant and engine oil are at specified level. Spare tire, jack and tools are in designated position. *2 : Difference between left an ...

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