Mazda 2: Intermediate Shaft

INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

WARNING:

CAUTION:

1. Remove the key and lock the steering wheel to immobilize the steering shaft.

2. Lock the tilt lever.

3. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Steering shaft cover
  2. Intermediate shaft

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.

5. After installation, perform the following procedure.

  1. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel lock-to-lock.
  2. If the EPS warning light illuminates or flashes, perform the EPS steering angle calibration. (See EPS STEERING ANGLE CALIBRATION).

Intermediate Shaft Removal Note

1. Place alignment marks on the steering column and the intermediate shaft, and steering gear (pinion) and the intermediate shaft as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Remove bolt A and bolt B, and remove the intermediate shaft.

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Intermediate Shaft Installation Note

1. Place alignment marks on the new intermediate shaft in the same positions as the removed intermediate shaft.

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Align the alignment marks on the steering column and the steering gear (pinion), which were placed before removing the intermediate shaft, and install the intermediate shaft.

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

3. Verify that the bolt A flange is seated in the specified position.

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

4. Verify that bolt B is installed to the groove of the steering gear (pinion).

Mazda 2. INTERMEDIATE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

STEERING SHAFT INSPECTION

1. Inspect the steering column for excessive play and damage.

2. Verify that the dimension of the steering shaft shown in the figure is as specified.

Mazda 2. STEERING SHAFT INSPECTION

Steering shaft length

3. Inspect the tilt mechanism operation for the following:

Mazda 2. STEERING SHAFT INSPECTION

  1. The tilt lever moves smoothly from the lock to the lock-release position.
  2. The steering shaft is fixed firmly when the tilt lever is locked.

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