Mazda 2: DriveLine & Axle

GENERAL PROCEDURES (FRONT AND REAR AXLES)

Wheel and Tire Installation

1. When installing the wheels and tires, tighten the wheel nuts in a criss-cross pattern to the following tightening torque.

Mazda 2. GENERAL PROCEDURES (FRONT AND REAR AXLES)

Tightening Torque

Connector Disconnection

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable before performing any work that requires handling of connectors. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

Suspension Links Removal/Installation

NOTE:

1. For the joint sections with rubber bushings, raise the vehicle using a lift and temporarily tighten the installation nuts and bolts, then tighten them to the specified torque with the vehicle placed on the ground.

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 Front Axle

FRONT AXLE LOCATION INDEX Hub bolt Wheel hub, steering knuckle WHEEL HUB, STEERING KNUCKLE INSPECTION Wheel Bearing Play Inspection 1. Position a dial gauge with a magnetic base against the wheel

 Rear Axle

REAR AXLE LOCATION INDEX Rear axle component REAR AXLE INSPECTION Wheel Bearing Play Inspection 1. Inspect the wheel bearing play in the same way as the front axle. (See WHEEL HUB, STEERING KNUCK

 Brakes

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 Seat Belt Pretensioner and Load Limiting Systems

For optimum protection, the front seat belts and rear outboard seat belts * are equipped with pretensioner and load limiting systems. For both these systems to work properly you must wear the seat belt properly. Pretensioners: When a collision is detected, the pretensioners deploy simultaneo

 Supplementary Restraint System Components

Driver/Front passenger infl ators and air bags Crash sensors, and diagnostic module (SAS unit) Seat belt pretensioners (page 2-18 ) Front air bag sensor Side crash sensors * Air bag/seat belt pretensioner system warning light (page 4-37 ) Side and curtain infl ators and air bags *

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