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US BULLETIN No: R014/92 DATE: 1992
CAN BULLETIN No: N/A
APPLIES TO: 1989-1992 MPV AFFECTED VINs: Lower than JM* LV**** N0 454672
SUBJECT: Front strut noise
BULLETIN NOTES: Applicable to vehicles produced before June 22, 1992
DETAILS:
When driving on bumpy roads or turning the vehicle, a groaning, popping or grinding noise may be heard from the front strut. This is caused by the mounting rubber and upper spring seat rubbing together.

REPAIR PROCEDURE

If this condition occurs, the mounting rubber should be replaced with a modified part. Section "A" of the mounting rubber was cut 1.5 mm to increase the clearance between the rubber and the upper spring sheet. See figure below.

Refer to section R of the applicable workshop manual for removal and installation procedures.

CAUTION: BEFORE REPLACING THE MOUNTING RUBBER, TAKE NOTE OF THE POSITION OF THE "REFERENCE MARKER". THE NEW MOUNTING RUBBER SHOULD BE INSTALLED WITH ITS "REFERENCE MARKER" IN THE SAME POSITION AS THE OLD MOUNTING RUBBER IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF THE MOUNTING RUBBER WILL RESULT IN WHEEL MISALIGNMENT.

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Number Description Qty. Notes
LA01 34 380C  Mounting Rubber  Old Part No: LA01 34 380B 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

Note: This information applies to verified customer complaints on vehicles covered under normal warranty. Refer to the SRT microfiche for warranty term information.

Warranty Type A
Symptom Code 82 
Damage Code 9E 
Part Number Main Cause LA01 34 380C 
Quantity
Operation Number R0103BRX 
Labor Hours 1.1 (Right and Left Side) 
CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this bulletin 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 bulletin 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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