Mazda 2: Steering Wheel and Column

STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN INSPECTION

Play inspection

1. With the wheels in the straight-ahead position, start the engine.

2. Turn the steering wheel to the left and right gently, then verify that the steering wheel play is within the specification.

Steering wheel play

Looseness, Excessive Play Inspection

1. Inspect the steering wheel for looseness or excessive play in the axial direction of the shaft and four locations around the steering wheel.

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Steering Force Inspection

1. Verify that the equipped tire size and tire air pressure is as specified.

2. With the vehicle on a hard, level surface, put the wheels in the straight-ahead position.

3. Remove the driver-side air bag module. (See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

WARNING:

4. Start the engine and idle it.

5. Verify that the EPS warning light is not illuminated or flashing.

6. Inspect the steering torque using a torque wrench.

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Steering wheel steering force (reference)

NOTE:

STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

WARNING:

CAUTION:

NOTE:

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1. Remove the shift lever knob (MTX vehicles). (See MANUAL TRANSAXLE SHIFT MECHANISM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

2. Remove the side wall. (See SIDE WALL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

3. Remove the front console component. (See FRONT CONSOLE COMPONENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

4. Remove the front scuff plate (LH). (See FRONT SCUFF PLATE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

5. Remove the front side trim (LH). (See FRONT SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

6. Disconnect the hood release lever from the lower panel. (See HOOD LATCH AND RELEASE LEVER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

7. Remove the lower panel. (See LOWER PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

8. Remove the heat duct (LH). (See HEAT DUCT COMPONENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

9. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

10. Install in the reverse order of removal.

11. After installation, perform the following procedure.

Replacing the steering column

  1. Perform the configuration for the EPS CM. (See EPS CONTROL MODULE CONFIGURATION).
  2. Start the engine, and verify that the EPS warning light flashes.
  3. Turn the steering wheel lock-to-lock, and then position the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  4. Verify that the EPS warning light turns off.

Steering column removal/installation or intermediate shaft disconnection

  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).

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  1. Driver-side air bag module
  2. Lock bolt
  3. Steering wheel
  4. Column cover
  5. Clock spring, combination switch
  6. Steering shaft cover
  7. Interlock cable (ATX vehicles)
  8. Steering column component
  9. Steering lock mounting bolt
  10. Steering lock component
  11. Coil antenna
  12. Key cylinder
  13. Ignition switch
  14. Steering lock
  15. Steering column

Steering Wheel Removal Note

CAUTION:

1. Set the vehicle wheels in the straight-ahead position.

2. Remove the steering wheel using any commercially available puller.

Steering Column Component Removal Note

CAUTION:

1. Secure the steering shaft and the column area using a cord or tape to prevent the steering shaft from rotating.

2. Lock the tilt lever.

3. Remove the bolt, disconnect the intermediate shaft from the steering gear (pinion shaft).

4. Remove the nut, and then remove the steering column component from the dashboard member.

Steering Lock Mounting Bolt, Steering Lock Component Removal Note

1. Make grooves in the heads of the steering lock mounting bolts using a small chisel and rotate them counterclockwise while hitting them.

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CAUTION:

2. Remove the bolts, then remove the steering lock component from the steering column.

Key Cylinder Removal Note

1. Insert the key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ACC position.

2. Insert a pin from the position indicated by the arrow in the figure, and while pressing the lock lever with the pin, remove the key cylinder from the steering lock component.

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Key Cylinder Installation Note

1. Insert the key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ACC position.

2. Install the key cylinder to the steering lock.

Steering Lock Component, Steering Lock Mounting Bolt Installation Note

1. Temporarily install the steering lock component to the steering column using a new steering lock mounting bolt.

2. Tighten the steering lock mounting bolt until the head breaks off.

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Steering Column Component Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Temporarily install the steering column component to the dashboard member using nuts A and B.

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2. Tighten the nuts in the order of nut A and nut B.

3. Insert the intermediate shaft into the steering gear (pinion shaft) to the position shown in the figure, and tighten it using a new bolt.

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Steering Wheel Installation Note

1. Set the vehicle wheels in the straight-ahead position, and install the steering wheel using a new lockbolt.

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