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2008 - MX-5 - Steering

STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN INSPECTION

Steering Wheel Play Inspection

1. With the wheels in the straight‐ahead position, gently turn the steering wheel to the left and right and verify that the play is within the specification.

Steering Wheel Looseness Inspection

1. Move the steering wheel as shown in the figure to inspect for column bearing wear, steering shaft joint play, steering wheel looseness, and column looseness.

Steering Wheel Effort Inspection

1. Inspect the following points:
2. With the vehicle on a hard, level surface, put the wheels in the straight‐ahead position.
3. Remove the air bag module.

WARNING:

4. Start the engine and warm the power steering fluid to 50—60 °C {122—140 °F}.
5. Measure the steering wheel effort using a torque wrench.

NOTE:



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