Menu +
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

FRONT LOWER ARM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

< Previous Next >

2016 – MX-5 – Suspension

FRONT LOWER ARM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

  • Performing the following procedures could cause an open circuit in the front ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before servicing, disconnect the front ABS wheel-speed sensor and set it aside so that the wiring harness will not be pulled by mistake.

1. Remove the front ABS wheel-speed sensor from the wheel hub component.

2. Remove the front ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness from the bracket and front upper arm and set it aside so that it does not interfere with the servicing.

3. Disconnect the front stabilizer control link from the front lower arm. (See FRONT STABILIZER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. Disconnect the front shock absorber from the front lower arm. (See FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

5. Disconnect the tie-rod end from the steering knuckle. (See TIE-ROD END REPLACEMENT.)

6. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

7. Install in the reverse order of removal.

8. Inspect the front wheel alignment and adjust it if necessary. (See FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT.)

1

Front lower arm ball joint installation nut

2

Front lower arm ball joint

(See Front Lower Arm Ball Joint Installation Note.)

3

Nut

4

Cam plate

5

Adjusting cam bolt

(See Adjusting Cam Bolt Installation Note.)

6

Front lower arm

Front Lower Arm Ball Joint Installation Note

1. Loosen the front lower arm ball joint installation nut.

2. Disconnect the steering knuckle and front lower arm ball joint end using the SST.

3. Remove the front lower arm ball joint installation nut.

4. Suspend the steering knuckle to the coil spring as shown in the figure after removing the front lower arm ball joint.

Adjusting Cam Bolt Installation Note

1. Install the front lower arm to the front crossmember and insert the new adjusting cam bolts in the directions indicated as follows.

  • Vehicle front: Insert adjusting cam bolt from vehicle rear

  • Vehicle rear: Insert adjusting cam bolt from vehicle front

2. Point the calibration marking on the adjusting cam bolt and cam plate towards the underside of the vehicle.

3. Tighten the new nut to the specified torque.

    Tightening torque

  • 135???165 N·m {14???16 kgf·m, 100???121 ft·lbf}

< Previous Next >

© 2014 Mazda North American Operations, U.S.A.