Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and car maintenance
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
5.1. General information
5.2. General checks
5.3. Working operations with the steering mechanism
5.3.1. Precautionary measures at work with system of passive safety (SRS)
5.3.2. Removal, check and installation of a steering wheel and steering column
5.3.2.1. Removal
5.3.2.2. Check
5.3.2.3. Installation
5.3.3. Dismantling of the steering mechanism and steering drafts
5.3.4. Check of the steering mechanism and steering drafts
5.3.5. Removal and installation of the pump of the hydraulic booster
5.4. Tables
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
 








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5.3.2.2. Check

Check the bearing of a steering column on existence of damages.

Fig. 5.12. Check of length of a steering shaft


Check length of a steering shaft (fig. 5.12).
Replace a steering shaft if necessary.
Length: 211,6 mm.

Fig. 5.13. Check of operation of mechanisms of an inclination and longitudinal adjustment of a steering column


Check operation of mechanisms of an inclination and longitudinal adjustment of a steering column (fig. 5.13).
Be convinced of smoothness of moving of the lever from situation "is unblocked" in situation "is blocked".
Be convinced of reliable fixing of a steering shaft at lever installation in situation "is blocked".
Replace a steering shaft if necessary.

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