Mazda Car 2005-06

Upper Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



All Mazda-s use a pressed in control arm bushing, and the pressing can be done using two appropriately sized sockets (a press socket and a catch socket) and a large bench vise.

  1. Position the control arm and the 2 sockets into a vise.
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  3. Position the press socket onto the control arm bushing.
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  5. Position the catch socket onto the control arm, opposite of the press socket.
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  7. Tighten the bench vise slowly and press the bushing into the catch socket.
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To install:

  1. Apply soapy water to the new control arm bushing.
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  3. Position the bushing against the control arm.
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  5. Using the same sockets, in the same positions, press the new bushing into the control arm.
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Removal & Installation





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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the wheel.
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  5. Remove the ABS sensor.
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  7. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
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  9. Support the rear trailing link with a jack.
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  11. Remove the rear shock absorber lower bolt.
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  13. Remove the front trailing link bolt.
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  15. Remove the rear upper arm bolt and the arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the arm and the rear bolt.
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  3. Attach the bolt to the trailing link front side.
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  5. Tighten the rear upper bolt to 68-93 ft. lbs. (93-126 Nm) and the trailing link bolt to 63-86 ft. lbs. (86-116 Nm).
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  7. Install the lower shock absorber bolt and tighten to 68-93 ft. lbs. (93-126 Nm).
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  9. Attach the parking brake cable.
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  11. Install the ABS sensor.

    Install the wheel.
     

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