Mazda MX-5 RF (2017 year). Instruction - part 32


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   11.  Hold the bottom of the bottle upright, 

squeeze the bottle with your hands, and 
inject the entire amount of tyre sealant 
into the tyre.


   12.  Pull out the injection hose from the 



 The tyre sealant cannot be reused. 
Purchase a new tyre sealant kit at an 
Authorised Mazda Repairer. 

   13.  Reinsert the valve core into the valve 

and turn it clockwise to install it.

Injection hose

Valve core 


Valve core


 Do not throw away the empty tyre 
sealant bottle after use. Return the empty 
tyre sealant bottle to an Authorised 
Mazda Repairer when replacing the tyre. 
The empty tyre sealant bottle will need 
to be used to extract and dispose of the 
used sealant from the tyre. 

   14.  After that, install the injection hose to 

the tab of the bottle to prevent leakage 
of any remaining sealant.


   15.  Adhere the speed restriction sticker to 

an area where it can be viewed easily 
by the driver.



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 Do not adhere the speed restriction 
sticker to the padded area on the 
steering wheel: 
 Adhering the speed restriction sticker 
to the padded area on the steering 
wheel is dangerous because the air 
bag may not operate (deploy) normally 
resulting in serious injury. In addition, 
do not adhere the sticker to areas where 
warning lights or the speedometer 
cannot be viewed. 

   16.  Pull out the air compressor hose and 

the air compressor plug from the air 

Compressor hose

   17.  Install the air compressor hose to the 

tyre valve.


Compressor hose

   18.  Insert the air compressor plug into the 

accessory socket inside the vehicle and 
switch the ignition to ACC.


Refer to Accessory Sockets on page 
 5-125 .


Compressor plug


 When inserting the air compressor 
plug into or removing it from the 
accessory socket, make sure that the air 
compressor switch is off. When turning 
the air compressor on/off, use the air 
compressor switch. 

   19.  Turn the air compressor switch on and 


À ate the tyre carefully to the correct 


À ation pressure.



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  Check the tyre in

À ation pressure 

label driver's door frame for the 
correct tyre in

À ation pressure. 


  Do not operate the air compressor for 

a continuous 10 minutes or longer 
because using it for long periods 
could cause a malfunction. 


  If the tyre in

À ation pressure does 

not increase, repair of the tyre is not 
possible. If the tyre does not reach 
the speci

¿ ed tyre inÀ ation pressure 

within 10 minutes, it may have 
received extensive damage. In this 
case, the repair using the emergency 
À at tyre repair kit was not successful. 
Contact an expert repairer, we 
recommend an Authorised Mazda 


  If the tyre has been over-in

À ated, 

loosen the screw cap on the air 
compressor and bleed some of the air 

   20.  When  the  tyre  in

À ates to the speci¿ ed 

tyre in

À ation pressure, turn the air 

compressor switch off, turn the sleeve 
of the air compressor hose to the left, 
and pull it out of the tyre valve.

   21.  Install  the  tyre  valve  cap.
   22.  Put  the  emergency 

À at tyre repair kit 

into the boot.

   23.  Start driving immediately to spread the 

sealant in the tyre.


 Carefully drive the vehicle at a speed of 
80 km/h (50 mph) or less. If the vehicle 
is driven at a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) 
or more, the vehicle may vibrate. 


(With tyre pressure monitoring 
 If the tyre is not properly in

À ated, the 

tyre pressure monitoring system warning 
light will illuminate. 

   24.  After driving the vehicle for about 10 

minutes or 5 km (3 miles), connect the 
air compressor to the tyre using Step 
17 of the procedure, and check the 
tyre in

À ation pressure using the tyre 

pressure gauge on the air compressor. If 
the tyre in

À ation pressure is lower than 

the speci

¿ ed tyre inÀ ation pressure, 

turn the air compressor on and wait 
until it reaches the speci

¿ ed tyre 


À ation pressure.


 If the tyre in

À ation pressure has 

decreased below 130 kPa (1.3 kgf/cm 


or bar, 18.9 psi), stop driving and 
contact an expert repairer, we 
recommend an Authorised Mazda 
 The repair using the emergency 

À at 

tyre repair kit was not successful. 

 If you see a decrease in the tyre 

À ation pressure, even if Steps 17 

to 24 of the procedure are performed 
repeatedly, stop driving: 
 Contact an expert repairer, we 
recommend an Authorised Mazda 



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 Before checking the tyre in

À ation 

pressure using the tyre pressure gauge, 
turn the air compressor switch off. 

   25.  The  emergency 

À at tyre repair is 

completed successfully if the tyre 

À ation pressure does not decrease. 

Carefully drive the vehicle to the 
nearest expert repairer, we recommend 
an Authorised Mazda Repairer 
immediately and have the 

À at tyre 

replaced. Replacement with a new tyre 
is recommended. If the tyre is to be 
repaired or reused, consult an expert 
repairer, we recommend an Authorised 
Mazda Repairer.



  If an emergency 

À at tyre repair 

has been performed using the 

À at tyre repair kit, 

Mazda recommends that the tyre be 
replaced with a new one as soon as 
possible. If the tyre is to be repaired 
or reused, consult an expert repairer, 
we recommend an Authorised Mazda 


  The wheel can be reused if the 

sealant adhering to it is removed. 
However, replace the valve with a 
new one. 

 Inspecting the Emergency Flat 

Tyre Repair Kit

    Inspect  the  emergency 

À at tyre repair kit at 

regular intervals.


 Check the tyre sealant period of 

effective use.


 Check the operation of the tyre 



 The tyre sealant has a period of effective 
use. Check the period of effective use 
indicated on the bottle label and do not 
use it if it has expired. Have the tyre 
sealant replaced at an Authorised Mazda 
Repairer before the period of effective 
use has expired. 



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 Changing  a  Tyre


 Be sure to follow the directions for 
changing a tyre: 
 Changing a tyre is dangerous if not 
done properly. The vehicle can slip off 
the jack and seriously injure someone. 
 No person should place any portion 
of their body under a vehicle that is 
supported by a jack. 

 Never allow anyone inside a vehicle 
supported by a jack: 
 Allowing someone to remain in 
a vehicle supported by a jack is 
dangerous. The occupant could cause 
the vehicle to fall resulting in serious 


 Make sure the jack is well lubricated 
before using it. 

   1.   Park on a hard, level surface off the 

right-of-way and 

¿ rmly set the parking 


   2.   Put a vehicle with an automatic 

transmission in Park (P), a manual 
transmission in Reverse (R) or 1, and 
turn off the engine.

   3.   Turn  on  the  hazard  warning 

À asher.

   4.   Have everyone get out of the vehicle 

and away from the vehicle and traf

¿ c.

   5.   Remove the jack and tool (page 

 7-5 ).

   6.   Block  the  wheel  diagonally  opposite 

the tyre to be changed. When blocking 
a wheel, place a tyre block both in front 
and behind the tyre.


 When blocking a tyre, use rocks or 
wood blocks of suf

¿ cient size if possible 

to hold the tyre in place. 

 Removing  a  Tyre

             1.   Loosen  the  wheel  nuts  by  turning  them 

anticlockwise one turn each, but do not 
remove any wheel nuts until the tyre 
has been raised off the ground.

   2.   Place the jack on the ground.



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   3.   Turn the jack screw in the direction 

shown in the 

¿ gure and adjust the jack 

head so that it is close to the jack-up 

Jack head

   4.   Place the jack under the jack-up 

position closest to the tyre being 
changed with the jack head squarely 
under the jack-up point.

Jacking position

   5.   Continue  raising  the  jack  head 

gradually by rotating the screw with 
your hand until the jack head is inserted 
into the jack-up position.

Tyre blocks

Jacking position



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 Use only the front and rear jacking 
positions recommended in this manual: 
 Attempting to jack the vehicle 
in positions other than those 
recommended in this manual is 
dangerous. The vehicle could slip off 
the jack and seriously injure or even 
kill someone. Use only the front and 
rear jacking positions recommended in 
this manual. 

 Do not jack up the vehicle in a position 
other than the designated jack-up 
position or place any objects on or 
under the jack: 
 Jacking up the vehicle in a position 
other than the designated jack-up 
position or placing objects on or 
under the jack is dangerous as it could 
deform the vehicle body or the vehicle 
could fall off the jack resulting in an 

 Use only the jack provided with your 
 Using a jack that is not designed for 
your Mazda is dangerous. The vehicle 
could slip off the jack and seriously 
injure someone. 

 Never place objects under the jack: 
 Jacking the vehicle with an object 
under the jack is dangerous. The 
jack could slip and someone could be 
seriously injured by the jack or the 
falling vehicle. 

   6.   Insert the jack lever and attach the 

wheel brace to tyre jack.

   7.   Turn the jack handle clockwise and 

raise the vehicle high enough so that 
the tyre is raised off the ground and 
can be removed. Before removing the 
wheel nuts, make sure your Mazda is 
¿ rmly in position and that it cannot slip 
or move.



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 Do not jack up the vehicle higher than 
is necessary: 
 Jacking up the vehicle higher than 
is necessary is dangerous as it could 
destabilize the vehicle resulting in an 

 Do not start the engine or shake the 
vehicle while it is jacked up: 
 Starting the engine or shaking 
the vehicle while it is jacked up is 
dangerous as it could cause the vehicle 
to fall off the jack resulting in an 

 Never go under the vehicle while it is 
jacked up: 
 Going under the vehicle while it is 
jacked up is dangerous as it could 
result in death or serious injury if the 
vehicle were to fall off the jack. 

   8.   Remove the wheel nuts by turning 

them anticlockwise; then remove the 

 Mounting  the  Tyre

             1.   Remove  dirt  and  grime  from  the 

mounting surfaces of the wheel and 
hub, including the hub bolts, with a 


 Make sure the mounting surfaces of 
the wheel, hub and wheel nuts are 
clean before changing or replacing 
 When changing or replacing a tyre, 
not removing dirt and grime from the 
mounting surfaces of the wheel, hub 
and hub bolts is dangerous. The wheel 
nuts could loosen while driving and 
cause the tyre to come off, resulting in 
an accident. 

   2.   Mount  the  tyre.



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   3.   Install the wheel nuts with the bevelled 

edge inward; tighten them by hand.


 Do not apply oil or grease to wheel 
nuts and bolts and do not tighten the 
wheel nuts beyond the recommended 
tightening torque: 
 Applying oil or grease to wheel nuts 
and bolts is dangerous. The wheel nuts 
could loosen while driving and cause 
the tyre to come off, resulting in an 
accident. In addition, wheel nuts and 
bolts could be damaged if tightened 
more than necessary. 

   4.   Turn the wheel brace anticlockwise and 

lower the vehicle. Use the wheel brace 
to tighten the nuts in the order shown.


If you are unsure of how tight the nuts 
should be, have them inspected at an 
expert repairer, we recommend an 
Authorised Mazda Repairer.

 Nut tightening torque 

 N·m (kgf·m, ft·lbf)   108—147 (12—14, 80—108) 



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 Always securely and correctly tighten 
the wheel nuts: 
 Improperly or loosely tightened wheel 
nuts are dangerous. The wheel could 
wobble or come off. This could result 
in loss of vehicle control and cause a 
serious accident. 

 Be sure to reinstall the same nuts you 
removed or replace them with metric 
nuts of the same con

¿ guration: 

 Because the wheel studs and wheel 
nuts on your Mazda have metric 
threads, using a non-metric nut is 
dangerous. On a metric stud, it would 
not secure the wheel and would 
damage the stud, which could cause the 
wheel to slip off and cause an accident. 

   5.   Remove the tyre blocks and store the 

tools and jack.

   6.   Check  the  in

À ation pressure. Refer to 

Tyres on page  9-8 .


(With tyre pressure monitoring 
 Do not press the tyre pressure 
monitoring system set switch after 
installing the spare tyre. The switch 
is only to be pressed after installing 
the repaired 

À at tyre or installing a 

replacement tyre (page  4-42 ). 


 Do not drive with any tyres that have 
incorrect air pressure: 
 Driving on tyres with incorrect air 
pressure is dangerous. Tyres with 
incorrect pressure could affect 
handling and result in an accident. 
When you check the regular tyres' air 
pressure, check the spare tyre, too. 


 To prevent the jack and tool from 
rattling, store them properly. 



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Battery Runs Out


              Jump-starting  is  dangerous  if  done  incorrectly.  So  follow  the  procedure  carefully.  If  you 
feel unsure about jump-starting, we strongly recommend that you have a competent service 
technician do the work.


               Follow These Precautions Carefully: 
 To ensure safe and correct handling of the battery, read the following precautions 
carefully before using the battery or inspecting it. 

               Do not allow the positive (      ) terminal to contact any other metal object that 
could cause sparks: 
 Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced 
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An 
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. When working near a battery, 
do not allow metal tools to contact the positive (   ) or negative (   ) terminal of the 

              Keep all 

À ames, including cigarettes, and sparks away from open battery cells: 

 Flames and sparks near open battery cells are dangerous. Hydrogen gas, produced 
during normal battery operation, could ignite and cause the battery to explode. An 
exploding battery can cause serious burns and injuries. 

 Do not jump-start a frozen battery or one with a low 

À uid level: 

 Jump-starting a frozen battery or one with a low 

À uid level is dangerous. It may rupture 

or explode, causing serious injury. 

 Connect the negative lead to a good ground point away from the battery: 
 Connecting the end of the second jumper lead to the negative (   ) terminal of the 
discharged battery is dangerous. 
 A spark could cause the gas around the battery to explode and injure someone. 

 Route the jumper leads away from parts that will be moving: 
 Connecting a jumper lead near or to moving parts (cooling fans, belts) is dangerous. 
The lead could get caught when the engine starts and cause serious injury. 



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Battery Runs Out


 Use only a 12 V booster system. You can damage a 12 V starter, ignition system, and other 
electrical parts beyond repair with a 24 V power supply (two 12 V batteries in series or a 
24 V motor generator set). 

Jumper leads

Booster battery

Discharged battery



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Battery Runs Out

     1.   Remove  the  battery  cover.

   2.   Make sure the booster battery is 12 

V and that its negative terminal is 

   3.   If the booster battery is in another 

vehicle, do not allow both vehicles 
to touch. Turn off the engine of the 
vehicle with the booster battery and 
all unnecessary electrical loads in both 

   4.   Connect the jumper leads in the exact 

sequence as in the illustration.


 Connect one end of a lead to the 

positive terminal on the discharged 
battery (1).


 Attach the other end to the positive 

terminal on the booster battery (2).


 Connect one end of the other lead to 

the negative terminal of the booster 
battery (3).


 Connect the other end to the ground 

point indicated in the illustration 
away from the discharged battery (4).

   5.   Start the engine of the booster vehicle 

and run it a few minutes. Then start the 
engine of the other vehicle.    

   6.   When 

¿ nished, carefully disconnect the 

leads in the reverse order described in 
the illustration.

   7.   If the battery cover has been removed, 

install it in the reverse order of 


 Verify that the covers are securely 



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Emergency Starting

              Starting  a  Flooded  Engine

            If  the  engine  fails  to  start,  it  may  be 
À ooded (excessive fuel in the engine).

  Follow  this  procedure:

   1.   If the engine does not start within 

¿ ve seconds on the ¿ rst try, wait ten 
seconds and try again.

   2.   Make sure the parking brake is on.
   3.   Depress the accelerator all the way and 

hold it there.

   4.   Depress  the  clutch  pedal  (Manual 

transmission) or the brake pedal 
(Automatic transmission), then 
press the push button start. If the 
engine starts, release the accelerator 
immediately because the engine will 
suddenly rev up.

   5.   If the engine fails to start, crank it 

without depressing the accelerator.

  If the engine still does not start using 
the previous procedure, have your 
vehicle inspected by an expert repairer, 
we recommend an Authorised Mazda 


            Do  not  push-start  your  Mazda.


 Never tow a vehicle to start it: 
 Towing a vehicle to start it is 
dangerous. The vehicle being towed 
could surge forward when its engine 
starts, causing the two vehicles to 
collide. The occupants could be 


 Do not push-start a vehicle that has a 
manual transmission. It can damage the 
emission control system. 


 You cannot start a vehicle with an 
automatic transmission by pushing it. 



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    If the high engine coolant temperature 
warning light turns on, the vehicle loses 
power, or you hear a loud knocking or 
pinging noise, the engine is probably too 


           Pull over to a safe location, then 
switch the ignition off and make sure 
the fan is not running before 
attempting to work near the cooling 
 Working near the cooling fan when it 
is running is dangerous. The fan could 
continue running inde

¿ nitely even if 

the engine has stopped and the engine 
compartment temperature is high. You 
could be hit by the fan and seriously 

                    Do not remove either cooling 
system cap when the engine and 
radiator are hot: 
 When the engine and radiator are hot, 
scalding coolant and steam may shoot 
out under pressure and cause serious 

 Open the bonnet ONLY after steam is 
no longer escaping from the engine: 
 Steam from an overheated engine is 
dangerous. The escaping steam could 
seriously burn you. 

  If the high engine coolant temperature 
warning light turns on:

   1.   Drive safely to the side of the road and 

park off the right-of-way.

   2.   Put a vehicle with an automatic 

transmission in park (P), a manual 
transmission in neutral.

   3.   Apply  the  parking  brake.
   4.   Turn  off  the  air  conditioner.
   5.   Check whether coolant or steam is 

escaping from the engine compartment.

    If steam is coming from the engine 


Do not go near the front of the vehicle. 
Stop the engine.


Wait until the steam dissipates, then 
open the bonnet and start the engine.

    If neither coolant nor steam is 


Open the bonnet and idle the engine 
until it cools.


 If the cooling fan does not operate 
while the engine is running, the engine 
temperature will increase. Stop the 
engine and call an expert repairer, 
we recommend an Authorised Mazda 

   6.   Make sure the cooling fan is operating, 

then turn off the engine after the 
temperature has decreased.

   7.   When cool, check the coolant level.

If it is low, look for coolant leaks from 
the radiator and hoses.



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    If you 

¿ nd a leak or other damage, or if 

coolant is still leaking:  

  Stop the engine and call an expert repairer, 
we recommend an Authorised Mazda 

Coolant reservoir

Cooling fan

Cooling system cap

    If you 

¿ nd no problems, the engine is 

cool, and no leaks are obvious:  

  Carefully add coolant as required (page 
 6-20 ).


 If the engine continues to overheat or 
frequently overheats, have the cooling 
system inspected. The engine could 
be seriously damaged unless repairs 
are made. Consult an expert repairer, 
we recommend an Authorised Mazda 









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