Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
1.1. Description of the car
1.2. System of passive safety
1.3. Use of the car to destination
1.4. Elimination of the malfunctions which arose in way or before a start of motion
1.4.1. Spare wheel and set of tools
1.4.2. Engine overheat
1.4.3. Evacuation of the car
1.4.4. General information and security measures at control survey and maintenance of the car
1.4.4.1. Check of level of engine oil
1.4.4.2. Check of level of cooling liquid
1.4.4.3. Check of level of working liquid in a tank of the steering hydraulic booster
1.4.4.4. Check of level of working liquid of automatic transmission
1.4.4.5. Check and adjustment of the parking brake
1.4.4.6. Check of an axial side play of a steering wheel
1.4.4.7. Replacement of an oil filter
1.4.4.8. Replacement of engine oil
1.4.4.9. Check of level and replacement of oil in MKPP
1.4.4.10. Check of level of liquid of washers of glasses and headlights
1.4.4.11. Lubricant of frictional units on a car body
1.4.4.12. Replacement of the filtering air cleaner filter element
1.4.4.13. Replacement of brushes of screenwash
1.4.4.14. Service of the rechargeable battery
1.4.4.15. Check of level of electrolyte
1.4.4.16. Charge of the rechargeable battery
1.4.4.17. Check of pressure of air in tires
1.4.4.18. Periodic shift of wheels
1.4.5. Lamps of devices of lighting and light alarm system
1.4.6. Care of a body and interior of the car
1.5. Tables
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
 








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1.4.4.5. Check and adjustment of the parking brake

1. Extend the lever of the parking brake 2-Z of time.
2. Press a brake pedal 2–3 times.
3. Check the size of the course of the lever of the parking brake. Slowly lift the lever against the stop, including the heard clicks.
The lever course – 4–7 clicks
1. Adjust a gap between brake shoes and the brake drum.
2. Start the engine. Press a brake pedal 2–3 times.
3. Kill the engine.

Fig. 1.176. Adjusting screw of the parking brake


4. Remove finishing of the lever of the parking brake. Rotating an adjusting nut of a cable of the drive of the parking brake, adjust the course of its lever. After adjustment tighten an adjusting nut (fig. 1.176).
5. After adjustment carry out the following inspections:
a) turn the ignition key in the provision of "ON", extend the lever of the parking brake on only one click, be convinced that the indicator of the parking brake turned on;
b) be convinced that back wheels rotate freely at the switched-off parking brake.
If necessary repeat adjustment of the course of the lever of the parking brake.
6. Establish finishing of the lever of the parking brake.

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