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Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual: Steering Wheel And Column Inspection

Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual / Steering / Wheel, Column / Steering Wheel And Column Inspection

Play inspection

1. With the wheels in the straight-ahead position, start the engine.

2. Turn the steering wheel to the left and right gently, then verify that the steering wheel play is within the specification.

Looseness, Excessive Play Inspection

1. Inspect the steering wheel for looseness or excessive play in the axial direction of the shaft and four locations around the steering wheel.


Steering Force Inspection

1. Verify that the equipped tire size and tire air pressure is as specified.

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

3. Remove the driver-side air bag module..

WARNING:

4. Start the engine and idle it.

5. Verify that the power steering malfunction indicator light is not illuminated or flashing.

6. Inspect the steering torque using a torque wrench.


NOTE:

Steering Shaft Inspection
1. Inspect the steering column for excessive play and damage. 2. Verify that the clearance between the projection on the steering column shown in the figure and the bracket is less than 2.0 mm {0. ...

Steering Wheel And Column Removal/Installation
WARNING: Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you. Read the service warnings and cautions before handli ...

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