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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Power steering fluid inspection

Fluid Level Inspection

1. Inspect the power steering fluid level.

Fluid specification ATF M-III or equivalent (e.g. Dexron®II)

Fluid Leakage Inspection

1. Start the engine and let it idle.


2. Turn the steering wheel fully to the left and right to apply fluid pressure.

Caution

3. Inspect for fluid leakage.

Note

Fluid Pressure Inspection

1. Assemble the SSTs

as shown in the figure.


2. Disconnect the pressure pipe from the oil pump, and connect the SSTs.

Tightening torque 29.4-44.1 N·m {3.0-4.4 kgf·m, 22-32 ft·lbf}


3. Bleed the air from the system.

4. Open the gauge valve fully.

5. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel fully left and right to raise the fluid temperature to 50-60 °C {122-140 ° F}.

6. Close the gauge valve completely.


7. Increase the engine speed to 1,000-1,500 rpm

and measure the fluid pressure generated by the oil pump.

Caution

Oil pump fluid pressure 10.80-11.29 MPa {110.2-115.2 kgf/cm2, 1567-1637 psi}

8. Open the gauge valve fully and increase the engine speed to 1,000-1,500 rpm.


9. Turn the steering wheel fully to the left and right, then measure the fluid pressure generated at the gear housing.

Caution

Gear housing fluid pressure 10.80-11.29 MPa {110.2-115.2 kgf/cm2, 1567-1637 psi}

10. Remove the SSTs. Install and tighten the pressure pipe to the specified torque.

Tightening torque 29.4-44.1 N·m {3.0-4.4 kgf·m, 22-32 ft·lbf}

11. Bleed the air from the system.

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