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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Steering wheel and column inspection

Steering Wheel Play Inspection

With the wheels in the straight-ahead position, gently turn the steering wheel to the left and right and verify that the play is within the specification.

Play
0-30 mm {0-1.18 in}

Steering Wheel Looseness Inspection

Move the steering wheel as shown in the figure to inspect for column bearing wear, steering shaft joint play, steering wheel looseness, and column looseness.


Steering Wheel Effort Inspection

Inspect the following points:

2. With the vehicle on a hard, level surface, put the wheels in the straight-ahead position.

3. Remove the air bag module.

Warning

4. Start the engine and warm the power steering fluid to 5060 ° C {122140 ° F}.

5. Measure the steering wheel effort using a torque wrench.


- No air in steering system

- No fluid leakage at hose or connectors

- Function of oil pump and steering gear

Steering wheel effort 7.8 N·m {80 kgf·cm, 58 in·lbf} max.

Note

- Road conditions, such as dry or wet, and asphalt or concrete.

- Tire conditions, such as brand, wear, and tire pressure.

Power steering fluid inspection
Fluid Level Inspection 1. Inspect the power steering fluid level. Add fluid to the specified level as necessary. Fluid specification ATF M-III or equivalent (e.g. Dexron®II) Fluid Leakage I ...

Steering wheel and column removal/installation
Warning Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally deploy the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read AIR BAG SYSTEM WARNINGS before handling the air bag module. (S ...

Other materials:

Mazda 6 Service Manual: Oil seal replacement
1. Drain the ATF. (See AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT.) Caution The oil seal is easily damaged by the sharp edges of the drive shaft splines. Do not let the splines contact the oil seal. 2. Remove the drive shaft. (See DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.) 3. Remove the oil sea ...

Mazda 6 Service Manual: Combination switch removal/installation
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the driver-side air bag module. (See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.) 3. Remove the steering wheel. (See STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.) 4. Remove the column cover. (See COLUMN COVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION) 5 ...

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