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2003 – 2007 Mazda6 STEERING PULL / DRIFT – IMPROVED DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIR PROCEDURE

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Download 2003 – 2007 Mazda6 DESCRIPTION Some vehicles may pull or drift to the left or right while driving on flat level road surfaces. There are several pos- sible causes for this concern: • Difference between left and right front caster is too great. • Orientation of front coil spring and structure of front suspension (double-pivot type), torque may pull front lower arm to the left or right. • Suspension assembly variation causing preload to remain on the suspension. • Suspension sensitivity. Strut bearings have been added at mass-production to front strut mounts to cancel torque event. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure. REPAIR PROCEDURE Driving Inspection: 1. Test drive vehicle according to Pull/Drift Specifications below to verify vehicle pulls/drifts left or right. NOTE: Confirm pull/drift is not caused by the following factors: • Road crown or wheel track during constant speed driving. • Different size tires or uneven tire wear between left and right tires. • Brake drag on any wheel. • Excessive ball joint or steering linkage looseness. • Measure height from center of wheel to fender brim. The difference between left and right should be no greater than 0.39 in.Pull/Drift Specifications: Driver and passenger Road crown =