Protege 1999-2000

Lower Control Arms

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Bushing Replacement



Specific to:

Mazda Protege 1999-2003

Mazda Protege5 2002-2003

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Position the control arm into a vise. Cut away the projecting rubber from the front bushing. Use tool 49 B034 2A2 to remove the bushing.
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  5. Remove the rear bushing using a press and tools 49 B034 212 and 49 G034 202.
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To install:

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Fig. Use tool 49 B034 2A2 to remove and install the front bushing-Protégé



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Fig. Use tools 49 B034 212 and 49 G034 202 to remove the rear bushing-Protégé



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Fig. Use tools 49 B034 212 and 49 G034 211 to install the rear bushing-Protégé



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Fig. Align the mark of the lower arm and the small projection of the lower arm bushing (rear) when installing the rear bushing-Protégé

  1. When installing the rear bushing on the lower arm, align the mark of the lower arm and the small projection of the lower arm bushing (rear) as illustrated, set the arm onto the press and press the bushings into position.
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  3. Apply soapy water to the new control arm bushing.
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  5. Install the rear bushing using a press and tools 49 B034 212 and 49 G034 211.
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  7. Position the control arm into a vise. Use tool 49 B034 2A2 to pull the bushing into the arm bore.
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Mazda Protege 1999-2003

Mazda Protege5 2002-2003

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Rear lower arm bolt
     
    Lower ball joint pinch bolt from the steering knuckle
     
    Bracket
     
    Lower control arm with the lower ball joint
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bracket and tighten the bolts to 68-97 ft. lbs. (94-126 Nm).
     
    Lower control arm and loosely tighten the mounting nuts and bolts
     
    Lower ball joint to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Wheel
     

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  3. With the vehicle at normal rode height, tighten the lower control arm rear mounting bolts to 69-94 ft. lbs. (94-126 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.
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