Protege 1999-2000

Steering Knuckles

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Halfshaft axle nut, Unstake the nut prior to removal
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Tie rod end from the knuckle
     
    Control arm ball joint from the knuckle
     
    Knuckle assembly

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing and knuckle assembly-Protégé

     

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To install:

  1. Using Mazda Press tools 49 E033 101 and 49 F027 009, install a new dust shield cover assembly to the knuckle, if removed.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Knuckle assembly, tighten the upper bolt to 93 ft. lbs. (126 Nm) and the lower bolt to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm)
     
    Control arm ball joint to the knuckle
     
    Tie rod end to the knuckle
     
    Brake rotor and caliper
     
    Halfshaft axle nut, tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm) and stake the nut
     
    Wheels
     

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