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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Drive Shaft Removal/Installation

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Drivetrain / Driveline / Driveshafts / Drive Shaft Removal/Installation

CAUTION:

NOTE:

1. Remove the aerodynamic under cover No.2 and splash shield as a unit..

2. Drain the transaxle oil or ATF..

3. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

4. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

ABS wheel-speed sensor

2

Locknut

(See WHEEL HUB, STEERING KNUCKLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3

Tie-rod end ball joint

.

4

Stabilizer control link upper nut

5

Dynamic damper

6

Brake hose clip

7

Front lower arm ball joint

.

8

Drive shaft

.

9

Drive shaft clip

.

10

Joint shaft clip

.


Drive Shaft Removal Note

1. Install a spare nut onto the drive shaft.

2. Tap the nut with a copper hammer and separate the drive shaft from the axle.


3. Separate the drive shaft from the wheel hub.

4. Separate the drive shaft (LH) from the transaxle using the SSTs

.


CAUTION:

5. Disconnect the drive shaft (RH) from the joint shaft by tapping the transaxle side outer ring with a brass bar and hammer.


6. Install the SST to the transaxle after the drive shaft is removed.


Drive Shaft Clip Installation Note

1. Install a new drive shaft clip to the clip groove at the end of the drive shaft with the clip opening facing upward.


2. After installation, measure the outer diameter.

Drive Shaft Installation Note

Left side

CAUTION:

1. Apply transaxle oil to the oil seal lip.

2. Apply grease (L2Y1 33247) to the wheel bearing inner race and drive shaft contact surface (Area A in figure).


3. Insert the drive shaft into the wheel hub.

4. Install the drive shaft to the transaxle.


5. After installation, pull the transaxle side outer ring forward to confirm that the drive shaft is securely held by the clip.

Right side

1. Install a new clip onto the joint shaft..

2. Apply grease (L2Y1 33247) to the wheel bearing inner race and drive shaft contact surface (Area A in figure).


3. Insert the drive shaft to the wheel hub.

4. Inspect the drive shaft and spline shown in the figure for grease.


5. Insert the drive shaft to the joint shaft.

6. After installation, pull the transaxle side outer ring forward to confirm that the drive shaft is securely held by the clip.

Front Lower Arm Ball Joint Installation Note

NOTE:

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