Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
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 during the work with system of passive safety (SRS)
5.3.2. Removal, check and installation of a steering wheel and steering column
5.3.3. Dismantling of the steering mechanism and steering drafts
5.3.4. Check of the steering mechanism and steering drafts
5.3.4.1. Check of a steering rack
5.3.4.2. Check of a tip of steering draft
5.3.4.3. Check of steering draft
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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5.3.4.3. Check of steering draft

Check steering draft for lack of deformation and damages. Replace it if necessary.
Check a gap in the spherical hinge. Replace steering draft if necessary.
Shake steering draft five times.

Fig. 5.29. Measurement of the moment of resistance to swing


Measure the moment of resistance to swing, using a dynamometer (fig. 5.29).
Moment of resistance to swing: 0,1–4,0 N · m.
Indications of a dynamometer: 0,6–24,5 N.
If the result of measurement differs from specified, replace draft.

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5.3.5. Removal and installation of the pump of the hydraulic booster