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NOTICE No: MT000003394
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 2000
AFFECTED VINs: Lower than JM3 LW28G* Y0 165617
SUBJECT: Pull/drift to left or right after alignment
DETAILS:

The vehicle may have a pull or drift to the left or right, even after checking or adjusting the alignment.

Repair Procedure:

THIS REPAIR PROCEDURE IS FOR 2000 MODELS ONLY!

  1. When the pull or drift is to the LEFT, Do the following:
    1. Install a modified FRONT damper Stabilizer Control Link P/N LCY2-34-170 on the RIGHT SIDE (passenger side). The modified control link is 15mm shorter than the original part.
    2. Decrease the RIGHT SIDE front caster by pushing downward on the mounting block and turn counterclockwise to move indicator paint mark to the front position. Refer to WSM page 02-11-2 for caster adjustment procedure.
  2. When the pull or drift is to the RIGHT, do the following:
    1. Install a modified FRONT damper Stabilizer Control Link P/N LCY2-34-170 on the LEFT SIDE (driver's side).
    2. Decrease the LEFT SIDE front caster by pushing downward on the mounting block and rotate clockwise to move indicator paint mark to the front position.

Refer to WSM page 02-11-2 for caster adjustment procedure.

CAUTION: Do not use the modified parts on vehicles produced after the MPC. Misuse of the parts could result in damage to the stabilizer and changes in road clearance and body lean.

CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this notice are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this notice applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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