Mazda Car 2005-06

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the front upper control arm assembly-MX-5 Miata

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    NOTE
    Refer the exploded view illustration for component locations and if applicable, their retainer torque specifications.


    CAUTION
    Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor (axle side) and fix it to an appropriate place where the sensor will not be pulled while servicing the vehicle.

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  3. Remove the brake hose bracket.
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  5. Separate the front upper arm ball joint from the knuckle.
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  7. Remove the front shock absorber, coil spring and front upper arm, by loosening the shock absorber upper nuts, then remove the front shock absorber lower bolt and nut.
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  9. Remove the front upper arm bolts.
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  11. Push down the front lower arm, and then remove the front upper arm from the gap between the shock absorber lower end and the front lower arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the components in the reverse order of removal using the accompanying illustration for torque values.
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  3. Inspect the front wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     

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  5. Support the lower control arm with a jack.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Coil spring
     
    Upper control arm bolts and nuts
     
    Upper control arm
     

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To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm.
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  3. Loosely tighten the bolt and nut.

    Wheel
     

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  5. Torque upper control arm nuts and bolts to 55-75 ft. lbs. (75-101 Nm).
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  7. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear upper control arm assembly and related components-Mazda3

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Fig. Exploded view of the front upper control arm assembly-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the ABS sensor.
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  7. Remove the brake hose bracket bolt.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar link nut.
  10.  
  11. Support the lower control arm with a jack.
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  13. Separate the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle using a separator tool such as 49 T028 3A0.
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  15. Remove the upper arm rear bolts and the arm.

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    Fig. Separate the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle using a separator tool-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

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To install:



Install the upper arm and the bolts.
 

  1. Attach the ball joint to the knuckle. Tighten the ball joint bolt to 29-39 ft. lbs. (39-53 Nm) and the rear upper arm bolts to 36-49 ft. lbs. (49-66 Nm).
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  3. Install the stabilizer bar link nut and tighten to 31-40 ft. lbs. (43-54 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the brake hose bracket bolt and tighten to 13-18 ft. lbs. (18-25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the ABS sensor and in the wheel.
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