The 05-09 Mazda 3 and 06-10 Mazda 5 use an electronic motorized power steering pump. This power steering assist pump suddenly fails and reduces the ability to steer the vehicle. These vehicles may have a condition in which a sudden loss of power steering assist could occur at any time while driving the vehicle. Consequently the power steering assist failure as typically expected increases the risk of a crash.

Possible symptoms:

– Power steering stops working intermittently
– Sudden loss or reduced ability to steer the vehicle


Difficulty: Moderate

Estimated Repair Cost: $1,000

Programming: Must be reprogrammed by Mazda Dealer.

Part Numbers: BR5V-32-600J, 995-1510 130, 9951510130, AAEE60002, E60002

Compatibility:

2005 Mazda 3
2006 Mazda 3
2007 Mazda 3
2008 Mazda 3
2009 Mazda 3
2006 Mazda 5
2007 Mazda 5
2008 Mazda 5
2009 Mazda 5
2010 Mazda 5

 

Recall:

Mazda has issued a recall for approximately 200-300,000 Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem that could result in sudden loss of power steering assist. The recall to replace the power steering pump covers 2007-09 Mazda3s. It also covers Mazda5s built from April 2007 through November 2008. Mazda said it found that the problem was caused by rust forming inside the high-pressure pipe in the power steering system. Rust particles could enter the power steering pump, causing it to go into a fail safe mode and shut down to avoid overheating.

For more information on this recall please visit: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2010/08/mazda3-mazda5-vehicles-recalled-for-power-steering-problem/1

Part Location:

The electronic power steering pump is mounted to the front frame rail on the passenger side below the passenger headlight. The power steering pump can be easily accessed by first removing the front passenger side innner fender.

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The power steering fill cap is located in the engine bay directly behind the passenger headlight.

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The power steering pump motor bracket is bolted to the frame using three 13mm bolts.


The bracket is held to pump with three 10mm bolts.

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The power steering pump has three electrical connectors on the side of the assembly.

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It uses two power steering fluid lines. The top flexible hose is low pressure, while the bottom hard line is high pressure.

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