Mazda Car 2005-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Detach the steering shaft from the steering gear and linkage.
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  5. Remove the power steering pipe bracket.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer control link.
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  9. Support the front crossmember using a jack and remove the front crossmember bracket.
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  11. Remove the No.1 engine mount center bolt.
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  13. Detach the silencer hangers on the middle pipe from the front crossmember.
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  15. Lower the front crossmember slowly approx. 90 mm {3.5 in} and remove the front stabilizer .component.
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  17. Secure the stabilizer bracket flange using a vise.
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  19. Remove the front stabilizer.
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To install:

  1. Apply grease to the stabilizer bushing.
  2.  
  3. Install the stabilizer bracket using a vise
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  5. Widen the stabilizer bushing opening 0.7-1 inch (16-26 mm) and install the bushing to the front stabilizer as shown in the illustration.
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  7. Install the remaining components in the reverse of removal
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  9. Tighten the bolts in order indicated in the illustration.

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    Fig. Widen the stabilizer bushing opening 0.7-1 inch (16-26 mm) and install the bushing to the front stabilizer -Mazda3



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    Fig. Tighten the bolts in order indicated in the illustration-Mazda3

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radiator mount bracket.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer control link.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bracket.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer front stabilizer bushing and stabilizer,
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To install:

  1. Apply grease to the stabilizer bushing.
  2.  
  3. Align the outer side of the stabilizer slide stopper with the stabilizer bushing.
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  5. Install the stabilizer bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the remaining components in the reverse of removal
  8.  
  9. Tighten the bolts in order indicated in the illustration.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the stabilizer bar assembly-MX-5 Miata

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the under cover and splash shield.
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  5. Remove the transverse member bolts and the transverse member.
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  7. Remove the front crossmember as follows:
    1. Remove the stabilizer bar nut.
    2.  
    3. Remove the front lower arm front and rear ball joints from the knuckle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the front shock absorber lower bolt.
    6.  
    7. Remove the No. 1 engine mount center bolt.
      WARNING
      Support the crossmember with a suitable jack making sure it is securely damaged or it could fall causing injury or damage.

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    9. Support the crossmember with a jack and remove the crossmember bracket.
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    11. Remove the crossmember assembly retainers and lower the jack to remove the crossmember.

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      Fig. Support the crossmember with a jack and remove the crossmember bracket-Mazda6 with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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      Fig. Exploded view of the crossmember assembly and related components-Mazda6 with the 3.0L (AJ) engine



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      Fig. Exploded view of the front crossmember, related components and their torque specifications-Mazda3 and 6 models



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      Fig. Transverse mount assembly-Mazdaspeed6 models

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  9. Remove the stabilizer control link.
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  11. Remove the stabilizer bracket.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer front stabilizer bushing and stabilizer,
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To install:

  1. Apply grease to the stabilizer bushing.
  2.  
  3. Align the bushing with the inside of positioning plate on the stabilizer bar.
  4.  
  5. Install the stabilizer bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the remaining components in the reverse of removal
  8.  
  9. Tighten the bolts in order indicated in the illustration.
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