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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Front lower arm (front) removal/installation

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Suspension / Front suspension / Front lower arm (front) removal/installation

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

2. Install in the reverse order of removal.



Front Lower Arm (Front) Ball Joint Removal Note

Separate the ball joint from the knuckle using the SSTs

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Front Lower Arm (Front) Bushing (Inner Side) Removal Note

Press the bushing (inner side) out using the SSTs

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Front Lower Arm (Front) Bushing (Outer Side) Removal Note

Press the bushing (outer side) out using the SSTs

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Front Lower Arm (Front) Bushing (Outer Side) Installation Note

1. Mark the new bushing as shown in the figure.


2. Press the bushing in to the marking using the SSTs

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3. Verify that clearance distance AB is 8.75 mm - 10.75 mm {0.3445 in - 0.4232 in}.


Front Lower Arm (Front) Bushing (Inner Side) Installation Note

1. Mark the new bushing as shown in the figure.


2. Press the bushing in to the marking using the SSTs

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3. Verify that clearance distance AB is 12.75 mm - 14.75 mm {0.5020 in - 0.5807 in}.


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

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

6. Wipe away the excess grease.

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Front lower arm (front) inspection
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