The steering mechanism of the car is removed for repair or replacement

We prepare the car and install it on a lift or an observation ditch

Removing the protection of the engine crankcase

Disconnect the negative battery terminal

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Click on the lock bracket of the pad

Fully lift the bracket

And disconnect the wiring block from the electric power steering

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Click on the lock of the torque sensor wire pads and disconnect the pad from the sensor

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Press the lock on the pads of the rotor speed sensor wires and disconnect the pad from the sensor (the thermal screen is removed for clarity)

Unscrew the bolts securing the lower lever and stretching the lower lever of the front suspension to the subframe, as described in the article "How to replace the lower lever and the stretch of the Mazda 6 front suspension"

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Unscrew the fastening bolt of the lower support of the engine suspension, remove it from the hole and remove the support from the subframe

Removing the front suspension subframe assembly with steering gear and stabilizer bar "How to remove and install the Mazda 6 front suspension subframe"

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Unscrew the three bolts securing the steering mechanism to the front suspension subframe and remove the steering mechanism

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The arrows show the bolts of the front fastening and the bolt of the rear fastening of the steering mechanism to the subframe

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We pay attention to the marking applied to the crankcase of the steering mechanism

Duplicate marking is applied near the rotor speed sensor

You need to purchase the same steering mechanism

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Unscrew two bolts and remove the thermal screen

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The arrows show the bolts securing the thermal screen to the steering mechanism

On the body of the steering mechanism (A) of the pinion-rail type there is a gap adjustment mechanism consisting of a locking nut (B) and a threaded stop (C) of the rack cracker

Installing the parts in reverse order

When installing the steering mechanism, pay attention to the fact that the rail is in the middle (neutral) position, and the position of the steering wheel corresponds to the rectilinear movement

After assembly, we check and, if necessary, adjust the mounting angles of the wheels