Protege 1999-2000

Removal & Installation


Specific to:

Mazda Protege 1999-2003

Mazda Protege5 2002-2003

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

    Negative battery cable
    Front wheels
    Intermediate shaft to steering gear pinion shaft bolt. Mark the shaft-to-gear location.
    Cotter pins and nuts from both steering tie rod ends

  5. Press the tie rod out from the knuckle arm.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the power steering gear assembly-Protégé

    Transverse member, if necessary on some models to facilitate removal

  7. Support the engine assembly with a suitable engine support assembly.

    Engine mount member
    Pressure line, return pipe and clamp from the steering gear
    Oil pipe
    Shaft from the steering gear
    Steering gear mounting nuts
    Steering gear from the right of the vehicle


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear to the vehicle. Torque the nuts/bolts 55-77 ft. lbs. (75-104 Nm).
    Steering shaft to the steering gear pinion shaft, align the marks made during removal
    Oil pipe
    Pressure line, return pipe and clamp to the steering gear
    Engine mount member and remove the engine support
    Transverse member, if removed and tighten the bolts to 68-97 ft. lbs. (94-131 Nm)
    Tie rod ends to the knuckle arm. Torque the nuts to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
    New cotter pins
    Tighten the intermediate shaft bolt to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm). Check the power steering fluid level.
    Negative battery cable

  3. Check and/or adjust the front end alignment.