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2008 - MX-5 - Steering

POWER STEERING FLUID INSPECTION

Fluid Level Inspection

1. Inspect the power steering fluid level.

Fluid Leakage Inspection

1. Start the engine and let it idle.
2. Turn the steering wheel fully to the left and right to apply fluid pressure.

CAUTION:

3. Inspect for fluid leakage.

NOTE:

Fluid Pressure Inspection

1. Assemble the SSTs as shown in the figure.

2. Disconnect the pressure pipe from the oil pump, and connect the SSTs.

3. Bleed the air from the system. (See AIR BLEEDING.)
4. Open the gauge valve fully.
5. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel fully left and right to raise the fluid temperature to 50—60 °C {122—140 °F}.
6. Close the gauge valve completely.

7. Increase the engine speed to 1,000—1,500 rpm and measure the fluid pressure generated by the oil pump.

CAUTION:

8. Open the gauge valve fully and increase the engine speed to 1,000—1,500 rpm.

9. Turn the steering wheel fully to the left and right, then measure the fluid pressure generated at the gear housing.

CAUTION:

10. Remove the SSTs. Install and tighten the pressure pipe to the specified torque.
11. Bleed the air from the system.


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