Mazda Trucks 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Rear Control Arms

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Lateral Rod

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Using a backup wrench, remove the nuts and bolts securing the lateral rod to the vehicle underbody and rear axle

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Support the axle housing with a jack.
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  5. Remove the lateral rod-to-chassis stud bolt and nut and the lateral rod-to-axle housing nut.
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  7. Remove the lateral rod.
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  9. Place the lateral rod in position and secure it with the mounting hardware. Make sure the lateral rod is installed with the identification mark toward the body.
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  11. Tighten the lateral rod-to-axle housing nut to 108-127 ft. lbs. (146-167 Nm). Tighten the lateral rod-to-chassis stud bolt and nuts to 94-127 ft. lbs. (128-167 Nm).
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Upper Control Arms

See Figure 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the nuts and bolts to the upper trailing arm

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Support the axle housing with a jack.
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  5. Remove the upper control arm-to-chassis bolt and nut and the upper control arm-to-axle housing bolt and nut.
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  7. Remove the upper control arm.
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  9. Place the control arm in position and secure it with the mounting bolts. Tighten the upper control arm attaching bolts and nuts to 94-127 ft. lbs. (128-167 Nm).
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Lower Control Arms

See Figure 3



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the nuts and bolts to the lower trailing arm

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Support the axle housing with a jack.
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  5. Remove the lower control arm-to-chassis bolt and nut and the lower control arm-to-axle housing bolt and nut.
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  7. Remove the lower control arm.
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  9. Position the lower control arm and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the upper control arm attaching bolts and nuts to 101-127 ft. lbs. (137-167 Nm).
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