Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and car maintenance
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
4.1. Wheels and tires
4.2. Suspension bracket
4.2.1. Forward suspension bracket
4.2.2. Removal, check and installation of the forward shock-absorber and spring
4.2.3. Removal, check and installation of the forward stabilizer
4.2.4. Removal, check and installation of the forward top lever
4.2.4.1. Removal
4.2.4.2. Check
4.2.4.3. Installation
4.2.5. Back suspension bracket
4.2.6. Removal, check and installation of the back shock-absorber
4.2.7. Removal and installation of a back cylindrical spring
4.2.8. Removal and installation of the back top lever
4.3. Tables
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
 








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4.2.4.2. Check

Check the lever on existence of damages, cracks and deformation.
Check the moment of resistance to rotation of the spherical hinge.
Turn a finger of the spherical hinge on five turns.

Fig. 4.24. Check of the moment of resistance to rotation of the spherical hinge


Measure the moment of resistance to rotation, using suitable face and dinamometrichesky keys (fig. 4.24).
If the result of measurement differs from norm, replace the bottom lever assembled.
Maximum moment of resistance: 1,5 N · m.

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