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2008 - MX-5 - Brakes

POWER BRAKE UNIT INSPECTION

NOTE:

Without Using SST

Operation inspection
1. With the engine stopped, depress the pedal several times.
2. With the pedal depressed, start the engine.
3. If the pedal moves down slightly immediately after starting the engine, the unit is normal.
Vacuum function inspection
1. Start the engine.
2. After driving the vehicle for 1—2 min, stop the engine.
3. Depress the pedal with normal force.
4. If the first pedal stroke is long and becomes shorter with subsequent strokes, the unit is normal.
Vacuum loss function inspection
1. Start the engine.
2. Depress the pedal with normal force.
3. With the pedal depressed, stop the engine.
4. Maintain the pedal depressed for approx. 30 s.
5. If the pedal height does not change during this time, the unit is normal.

Using SST

Pre-inspection preparation
1. Install the SST (49 N043 001) in the orientation shown in the figure. (with DSC)

NOTE:

2. Connect the SSTs, a vacuum gauge and a pedal force gauge to the master cylinder and bleed the air from the SSTs and the brake line. (Bleed the air from the SSTs through air bleeding valve A.)

Without DSC

With DSC

Checking for vacuum loss (loaded condition)
1. Start the engine.
2. Depress the brake pedal with a force of 200 N {20.4 kgf, 44.9 lbf}.
3. With the brake pedal depressed, turn off the engine when the vacuum gauge reaches 68 kPa {510 mmHg, 20.1 inHg}.
4. Within 15 s right after stopping the engine, measure the lowest amount of vacuum.
5. If the lowest amount is 3.3 kPa {25 mmHg, 1.0 inHg} or less, the system is normal.
Lack of hydraulic pressure inspection
1. With the engine stopped and the vacuum amount at 0 kPa {0 mmHg, 0 inHg} if the pedal force and fluid pressure correlation is within the specification, the system is normal. Power brake unit fluid pressure

Vacuum amount at o kPa {0 mmHg, 0 inHg}

Pedal force (N {kgf, lbf})

Fluid pressure (kPa {kgf/cm2, psi})

200 {20.4, 44.9}

620 {6.33, 90.0} or more


Hydraulic pressure inspection
1. Start the engine and when the vacuum amount reaches 66.7 kPa {500 mmHg, 19.7 inHg}, depress the brake pedal.
2. At this time, apply the indicated pedal force and if the fluid pressure is within the specification, the unit is normal. Power brake unit fluid pressure

Vacuum amount at o 66.7 kPa {500 mmHg, 19.7 inHg}

Pedal force (N {kgf, lbf})

Fluid pressure (kPa {kgf/cm2, psi})

200 {20.4, 44.9}

6,340 {64.65, 919.6} or more




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