Mazda MPV 1999-06

Steering Knuckle

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove the brake disc.
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  9. Remove and discard the wheel hub nut.
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  11. Separate the outer CV-joint spindle from the wheel hub.
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  13. Remove the cotter pin and the tie-rod end-to-knuckle nut.
    WARNING
    Do not use a hammer to separate the tie-rod end from the wheel knuckle or damage to the wheel knuckle can result. Do not damage the tie-rod end boot while installing the special tool.

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  15. Separate the tie-rod from the wheel knuckle.
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  17. Remove the lower ball joint pinch bolt nut and the pinch bolt.
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  19. Remove the anti-lock brake system (ABS) wheel speed sensor bolt and position the sensor aside. Separate the lower ball joint from the wheel knuckle.
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  21. Remove the 2 strut-to-knuckle nuts, bolts and the wheel knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Position the wheel knuckle and install the 2 strut-to-knuckle bolts and nuts. Tighten to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.).
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  3. Position and align the ball joint stud into the wheel knuckle.
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  5. Install the lower ball joint pinch bolt and nut. Tighten to 70 Nm (52 ft. lbs.).
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  7. Install the ABS wheel speed sensor and the bolt. Tighten to 9 Nm (80 inch lbs.).
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  9. Position the tie rod-end into the wheel knuckle and install the tie-rod end-to-knuckle nut and a new cotter pin. Tighten to 55 Nm (41 ft. lbs.).
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  11. Insert the halfshaft into the wheel hub.
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  13. Install the wheel hub nut. Tighten to 290 Nm (214 ft. lbs.).
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  15. Install the brake disc.
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  17. Check and, if necessary, align the front end.
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