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2008 - MX-5 - Suspension

WHEEL UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
2. Install in the reverse order of removal.
3. When replacing wheel unit (s), register the new wheel unit ID (s). (See WHEEL UNIT ID REGISTRATION.)

NOTE:



1

Valve cap

2

Valve core

(See Valve Core Removal Note.)

3

Valve nut and washer

4

Wheel unit

(See Wheel Unit Removal Note.)

(See Wheel Unit Installation Note.)

5

Seal washer

6

Seal


Valve Core Removal Note

1. Remove the valve core of the wheel unit, and bleed the air from the tire.

Wheel Unit Removal Note

1. Push the tire valve completely into the tire.

CAUTION:

2. Position the shoe (bead breaker) of the tire changer 10—20 mm {0.40—0.78 in} from the outer edge of the wheel, and break both tire beads.
3. Remove the bead from one side of the wheel.
4. Remove the wheel unit.

Wheel Unit Installation Note

1. Insert the wheel unit valve into the valve hole so that the polyurethane foam side faces the rim.

NOTE:

2. Install the nut from the outer side of the wheel.
3. Tighten the valve nut slowly (15 rpm max.) to 8.0 N·m {82 kgf·cm, 71 in·lbf} in one rotation.

CAUTION:

4. Set the tire changer so that it is 45° away (point A) from the valve hole.

CAUTION:

5. Fill the tire with air and verify the valve nut tightening torque.

CAUTION:



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