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FRONT UPPER ARM INSPECTION

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2016 – MX-5 – Suspension

FRONT UPPER ARM INSPECTION

1. When working on the right side of the vehicle, remove the front suspension tower bar (RH). (With front suspension tower bar) (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. When working on the left side of the vehicle, remove the front suspension tower bar (LH). (With front suspension tower bar) (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Remove the front upper arm. (See FRONT UPPER ARM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. Inspect the front upper arm for bending or damage, and the front upper arm ball joint for excessive looseness.

5. Rotate and shake the front upper arm ball joint 5 times.

6. Measure the front upper arm ball joint initial torque and rotational torque using an Allen wrench and a torque wrench.

    Front upper arm ball joint initial torque

  • 11 N·m {112 kgf·cm, 97 in·lbf} max.

    Front upper arm ball joint rotational torque

  • 0.5—2.0 N·m {5.1—20 kgf·cm, 4.5—17 in·lbf}

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