The front suspension of the car is independent, with four levers, suspension struts, coil springs and anti-roll bar

The main element of the front suspension is the shock strut, which combines the functions of the telescopic element of the guide mechanism and the damping element of vertical vibrations of the wheel relative to the body

A coil spring is assembled on the shock absorber strut, the upper support with a compression buffer, through which the load is transferred to the car body

Front suspension: 1 - knuckle; 2 - upper arm; 3 - shock absorber; 4 - anti-roll bar; 5 - tie rod end; 6 - stabilizer bar; 7 - stretching the lower arm; 8 - lower arm; 9 - suspension strut support; 10 - subframe; 11 - subframe amplifier; 12 - ball joint mounting bracket

The shock strut is connected to the lower arm of the front suspension by a shock strut support

The steering knuckle is connected to the lower arm by a bracket, and to the upper arm by a ball joint

The lower arm is attached to the front suspension subframe using silent blocks, and to the stretching bolts (two on the left and right sides)

The extension of the lower arm of the front suspension is attached to the subframe of the front suspension using a silent block with two bolts.

The subframe, in turn, is attached to the body side members with bolts and nuts

The anti-roll bar with rubber bushings mounted on it is connected to the subframe with two brackets, and to the shock absorber support by stabilizer struts

The front wheel hubs are mounted on double-row angular contact ball bearings

Checking the front suspension

We install the car on a lift or a viewing ditch

Design features of the front suspension Mazda 6

During maintenance, it is necessary to check the condition of the protective covers of ball joints

Location of front suspension elements; 1 - rotary fist; 2 - shock absorber; 3 - shock absorber support; 4 - stabilizer bar; 5 - stabilizer bar; 6 - subframe; 7 - stretching the lower arm; 8 - lower lever; 9 - ball bearing; 10 - lower arm ball joint mounting bracket

We check for cracks on the suspension parts or traces of rubbing against road obstacles or the body, deformation of the levers, stabilizer bars and their struts, parts of the front end of the body at the points of attachment of the nodes and suspension parts

Checking the condition of the rubber-metal joints, rubber pads, suspension ball joints and the condition of the upper supports of the suspension struts

Rubber-metal hinges and rubber pads must be replaced in case of ruptures and one-sided bulging of the rubber, as well as cutting their end surfaces

Suspensions on rubber parts are not allowed:

  • - signs of rubber aging;
  • - mechanical damage

Suspensions on rubber-metal parts are not allowed:

  • - signs of aging, cracks, one-sided swelling of the rubber array;
  • - separation of the rubber array from the armature

Design features of the front suspension Mazda 6

Check the condition of the protective covers of the ball bearings of the lower and upper arms.

Design features of the front suspension Mazda 6

If the covers are damaged, replace the ball bearings as an assembly

Swinging the wheel in a vertical plane, we check the ball joints for backlash.

If there are backlashes of the ball pins, we replace the bearings

When swaying the suspended front wheel, it is difficult to distinguish play in the hub bearings and ball bearings

Have an assistant press the brake pedal; if play is felt in this case, then the ball bearings are faulty

Mazda 6 front suspension design features

We check the absence of play in the silent blocks and rubber bushings at the attachment points of the upper, lower arms and extensions, using a mounting spatula

Design features of the front suspension Mazda 6

Check the condition of the struts and rubber pads of the anti-roll bar by rocking the stabilizer bar up and down

Design features of the front suspension Mazda 6

Checking the condition of the protective cover of the shock strut

Check the shock absorber for leaks. Fluid leaks are not allowed

We replace defective or damaged parts

Possible malfunctions of the front suspension and solutions

Noise and knocking when the car is moving

- weakening of the attachment to the body of the stabilizer brackets and its struts to the lower suspension arm

Tighten loose screw connections

- wear of the rubber elements of the stabilizer and its struts

Replace worn parts Replacing Mazda 6 front suspension stabilizer elements

- wear of ball joints

Replace worn hinges

- wear of the front wheel hub bearings or loosening of the hub nut

Replace bearings or tighten nut

- front suspension spring failure

Replace the spring Disassembling and assembling the shock absorber strut of a Mazda 6 car 6

- shock strut compression buffer destruction

Replace the compression buffer

- unacceptable imbalance of the front wheels

Balance the wheels

Avoiding a car from a straight line on a horizontal road

- uneven tire pressure

Set your tires to the correct pressure

- unequal spring settlement

Replace the sagging spring

- significant difference in tire tread wear

Replace a worn tire

- violation of the angles of the longitudinal inclination of the axis of rotation of the front wheels

Adjusting the angles of the longitudinal inclination of the axis of rotation of the front wheels is not provided for by the design of the car

If the angles are out of tolerance, retighten all front suspension fasteners and replace damaged or worn parts

- violation of the camber angles of the front wheels

Same as above

- uneven tire bead stiffness

Move the tire to the other side

Increased or uneven tire tread wear

- toe and wheel alignment are broken

Adjust toe and correct misalignment of wheels

- increased wear of the lower ball joints, steering rod joints and suspension silent blocks

Replace worn parts

- unacceptable wheel imbalance

Balance the wheels

- the body is deformed or the suspension parts are damaged

Repair the bodywork and replace damaged parts

- suspension strut operation is broken

Replace the shock strut