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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Steering gear and linkage removal/installation

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Steering system / Engine speed sensing power steering / Steering gear and linkage removal/installation

Caution

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

2. Install in the reverse order of removal.

3. After installation, inspect the toe-in. (See FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT.)



Bolt (Intermediate Shaft) Removal Note

Mark the pinion shaft and gear housing for proper installation.


Tie-rod End Ball Joint Removal Note

1. Remove the tie rod-nut.

2. Separate the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle using the SSTs

.


Steering Gear and Linkage Removal Note

L.H.D.

Caution

1. Support the crossmember using jack before removing the crossmember bracket.


2. Loosen the jack and lower the crossmember.

3. Remove the steering gear and linkage by pulling it from the left side.

R.H.D.

Remove the steering gear and linkage by pulling it from the right side.

Steering Gear and Linkage Installation Note

1. Loosely tighten bolts.

2. Tighten the mounting bracket bolts to the specified torque in the order shown.

Tightening torque 74.4-104.8 N·m {7.6-10.6 kgf·m, 55-77 ft·lbf}


3. Tighten the crossmember installation nuts. (L.H.D.)

Tightening torque Nut: 119.6-154.8 N·m {12.2-15.7 kgf·m, 89-114 ft·lbf} Bolt: 93.1-131.3 N·m {9.5-13.3 kgf·m, 69-96 ft·lbf}

Bolt (Intermediate Shaft) Installation Note

Align the marks and install the intermediate shaft and bolt.

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