626 1999-2001

Steering Knuckles


Removal & Installation

  1. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Halfshaft axle nut, unstake the nut prior to removal
    Brake caliper and rotor
    Tie rod end from the knuckle
    Control arm ball joint from the knuckle
    Knuckle assembly

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing and knuckle assembly-626



To install:

  1. Using Mazda Press tools 49 G033 107a and 49 F027 009, install a new dust shield cover assembly to the knuckle, if removed.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Knuckle assembly, tighten the upper bolt to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm) and the lower bolt to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
    Control arm ball joint to the knuckle
    Tie rod end to the knuckle
    Brake rotor and caliper
    Halfshaft axle nut, tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm) and stake the nut

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    Fig. Install a new dust cover, if removed-626