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FRONT LOWER ARM INSPECTION

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2016 – MX-5 – Suspension

FRONT LOWER ARM INSPECTION

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

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

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

4. Remove the front lower arm. (See FRONT LOWER ARM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

5. Inspect the front lower arm for bending or damage, and the front lower arm ball joint for excessive looseness.

6. Rotate and shake the front lower arm ball joint 5 times.

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

    Front lower arm ball joint initial torque

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

    Front lower arm ball joint rotational torque

  • 0.5—3.0 N·m {5.1—30 kgf·cm, 4.5—26 in·lbf}

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