Mazda 3 Service Manual: Pilot Bearing Inspection [A26 M R]
Secure the steering wheel using tape or a cable to prevent the steering shaft from rotating after disconnecting the steering shaft. If the steering wheel rotates after the steering shaft and the steering gear and linkage are disconnected, the internal parts of the clock spring could be damaged.
Perform the pilot bearing inspection with the crankshaft or flywheel installed.
1. Perform the following procedures.
a. Remove the battery cover..
b. Disconnect the negative battery cable..
c. Remove the PCM cover No.1..
d. Disconnect the PCM connector..
e. Remove the battery tray and PCM component.
f. Remove the air cleaner component.
g. Remove the charge air cooler cover.
h. Remove the charge air cooler.
i. Remove the fuel pump resistor.
j. Remove the front tires.
k. Remove the splash shield.
l. Remove the aerodynamic under cover No.2.
m. Remove the WU-TWC bracket.
n. Remove the starter.
o. Remove the front auto leveling sensor.
p. Drain the transaxle oil into a suitable container..
q. Remove the manual transaxle..
r. Remove the clutch cover..
s. Remove the clutch disk..
2. Inspect the rotation condition of the pilot bearing for damage or wear.
If there is any malfunction, replace the pilot bearing..
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Drive Shaft Inspection
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Manual Transaxle Shift Mechanism Removal/Installation [A26 M R]
1. Remove the battery cover.. 2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 3. Remove the battery and battery tray.. 4. Remove the air cleaner and air inlet hose.. 5. Remove the aerodynamic under cover NO.2.. 6. Remove the tunnel member (rear).. 7. Remove the upper panel.. 8.