Mazda Car 2005-06

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Remove the rear crossmember bracket.
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  7. Remove the rear stabilizer.
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  9. Support the rear axle with a jack, loosen the rear lower control arm inner bolt and remove the outer bolt.
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  11. Remove the rear coil spring and upper spring seat rubber.
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  13. Remove the rear lower arm inner bolt and the arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the rear arm and the inner bolt and hand tighten.
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  3. Install the upper seat rubber and the coil spring.
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  5. Raise the axle into position with the jack.
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  7. Install the rear lower arm outer bolt and tighten the outer bolt to 55-75 ft. lbs. )75-102 Nm) and the inner bolt to 59-74 ft. lbs. (80-100 Nm).
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  9. Install the rear stabilizer, tighten the bracket bolts in the sequence illustrated to 30-40 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm). Tighten the link bolts to 30-40 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm).
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  11. Install the crossmember bracket and wheels.
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  13. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment.

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



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    Fig. Tighten the rear stabilizer bracket bolts in this sequence-Mazda3

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the lower control arm with a floor jack.
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  5. Remove the rear stabilizer bar bolt from the lower link side.
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  7. Loosen the inner bolt of the rear lower control arm.
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  9. Remove the outer bolts of the rear lower control arm.
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  11. Lower the control arm and remove the coil spring.
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  13. Remove the rear lower arm inner side bolt and the arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the rear lower arm and the inner side bolt. Tighten the bolt to63-85-86-116 Nm).
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  3. Install the coil spring with the small outer diameter side faces downwards and raise the lower control arm using the jack.
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  5. Install the lower arm outer and inner bolts and tighten the outer bolt first then the inner bolt to 63-86 ft. lbs. (86-116 Nm).
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  7. Install the rear stabilizer link bolt and tighten to 31-44 ft. lbs. (43-60 Nm).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear suspension lower control arm assembly-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

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