Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
1.1. Description of the car
1.2. System of passive safety
1.3. Use of the car to destination
1.4. Elimination of the malfunctions which arose in way or before a start of motion
1.4.1. Spare wheel and set of tools
1.4.2. Engine overheat
1.4.3. Evacuation of the car
1.4.4. General information and security measures at control survey and maintenance of the car
1.4.4.1. Check of level of engine oil
1.4.4.2. Check of level of cooling liquid
1.4.4.3. Check of level of working liquid in a tank of the steering hydraulic booster
1.4.4.4. Check of level of working liquid of automatic transmission
1.4.4.5. Check and adjustment of the parking brake
1.4.4.6. Check of an axial side play of a steering wheel
1.4.4.7. Replacement of an oil filter
1.4.4.8. Replacement of engine oil
1.4.4.9. Check of level and replacement of oil in MKPP
1.4.4.10. Check of level of liquid of washers of glasses and headlights
1.4.4.11. Lubricant of frictional units on a car body
1.4.4.12. Replacement of the filtering air cleaner filter element
1.4.4.13. Replacement of brushes of screenwash
1.4.4.14. Service of the rechargeable battery
1.4.4.15. Check of level of electrolyte
1.4.4.16. Charge of the rechargeable battery
1.4.4.17. Check of pressure of air in tires
1.4.4.18. Periodic shift of wheels
1.4.5. Lamps of devices of lighting and light alarm system
1.4.6. Care of a body and interior of the car
1.5. Tables
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
 








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1.4.4.6. Check of an axial side play of a steering wheel

1. On the standing car, having established wheels in provision of the movement on a straight line, shake a wheel here and there with small effort. If the side play does not keep within the established norms, make repair.
Side play of a steering wheel – 0–30 mm.
Note: the big total side play indicates wear of hinged connections or a big side play in the steering mechanism. Eliminate the found malfunctions.

Fig. 1.177. Check of an axial side play of a steering wheel


2. Pull a steering wheel in all directions, as shown in the figure 1.177, for detection of possible wear of the bearing of a steering column, a side play in connection of a steering shaft, weakening of fastening of a steering wheel and steering column.

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