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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Drive Shaft (Tripod Joint) Disassembly/Assembly

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Drivetrain / Driveline / Driveshafts / Drive Shaft (Tripod Joint) Disassembly/Assembly

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.



1

Boot band (transaxle side)

(See Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Disassembly Note.)

(See Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Assembly Note.)

2

Clip (only SKYACTIV-G 2.0)

(See Clip, Outer Ring Disassembly Note (For SKYACTIV-G 2.0).)

(See Outer Ring, Clip Assembly Note (For SKYACTIV-G 2.0).)

3

Outer ring

(See Outer Ring Disassembly Note (Except for SKYACTIV-G 2.0).)

(See Clip, Outer Ring Disassembly Note (For SKYACTIV-G 2.0).)

(See Outer Ring Assembly Note (Except for SKYACTIV-G 2.0).)

(See Outer Ring, Clip Assembly Note (For SKYACTIV-G 2.0))

4

Snap ring

(See Snap Ring, Tripod Joint Disassembly Note.)

(See Tripod Joint, Snap Ring Assembly Note.)

5

Tripod joint

(See Snap Ring, Tripod Joint Disassembly Note.)

(See Tripod Joint, Snap Ring Assembly Note.)

6

Boot

(See Boot Disassembly Note.)

(See Boot Assembly Note.)

7

Dynamic damper

(See Dynamic Damper Assembly Note.)

8

Boot band (wheel side)

(See Boot Band (Wheel Side) Disassembly Note.)

(See Boot Band (Wheel Side) Assembly Note.)

9

Boot

(See Boot Disassembly Note.)

(See Boot Assembly Note.)

10

Shaft and ball joint component


Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Disassembly Note

1. Pry up the boot band at the points indicated in the figure using pliers and remove the band.



Clip, Outer Ring Disassembly Note (For SKYACTIV-G 2.0)

1. Mark the outer ring and the shaft for proper assembly.


2. Remove the clip.


3. Remove the outer ring.

Outer Ring Disassembly Note (Except for SKYACTIV-G 2.0)

1. Secure the drive shaft using a vise.


2. Tap the outer ring slightly by using a hummer and urethan bar or equivalent, and remove the outer ring from the drive shaft.


CAUTION:

Snap Ring, Tripod Joint Disassembly Note

1. Place an alignment mark on the shaft and tripod joint.

2. Remove the snap ring using snap ring pliers.


3. Remove the tripod joint from the shaft.

CAUTION:

Boot Disassembly Note

NOTE:

1. Wrap the shaft splines with tape.


2. Remove the boot.

Boot Band (Wheel Side) Disassembly Note

NOTE:

1. Remove the boot band using end clamp pliers.


Boot Assembly Note

NOTE:

1. Fill the inside of the new dust boot (wheel side) with grease.

NOTE:

2. Install the boot with the drive shaft spline still wrapped with vinyl tape.

3. Remove the vinyl tape.

Boot Band (Wheel Side) Assembly Note

1. Adjust opening width A by turning the adjusting bolt of the SST

.


2. Crimp the wheel side small boot band completely closed so there is no gap using the SST

.


3. Verify that the boot band does not protrude from the boot band installation area.

4. Fill the boot with the repair kit grease.

5. Adjust opening width A of the SST

to the specification.

6. Crimp the wheel side large boot band completely closed so there is no gap using the SST

.

7. Verify that the boot band does not protrude from the boot band installation area.

Dynamic Damper Assembly Note

1. Install the dynamic damper as shown in the figure.


2. Install the new boot band onto the dynamic damper (except for SKYACTIV-G 2.0).

Tripod Joint, Snap Ring Assembly Note

1. While aligning the marks on the shaft and the tripod joint, insert the tripod joint using a bar and a hammer.


2. Insert a new snap ring using snap ring pliers.

3. Verify that the snap ring is engaged correctly in the groove of the shaft.

Outer Ring Assembly Note (Except for SKYACTIV-G 2.0)

1. Fill the outer ring and boot (transaxle side) with the specified grease.

NOTE:

2. Secure the outer ring using a vise.


CAUTION:

3. Align the roller with the outer ring, tap the roller slightly using a hummer and urethan bar or equivalent, and install the drive shaft to the outer ring with keeping the drive shaft verticality.


CAUTION:

4. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.


5. Release any trapped air from the boots by carefully lifting up the small end of each boot with a cloth wrapped screwdriver.


NOTE:

6. Verify that the drive shaft length is within the specification under atmospheric pressure inside the boot.

Outer Ring, Clip Assembly Note (For SKYACTIV-G 2.0)

1. Fill the outer ring and boot (transaxle side) with the specified grease.

NOTE:

2. Align the marks, and install the outer ring on to the shaft.

3. Install the clip.

4. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.


5. Release any trapped air from the boots by carefully lifting up the small end of each boot with a cloth wrapped screwdriver.


NOTE:

6. Verify that the drive shaft length is within the specification under atmospheric pressure inside the boot.

Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Assembly Note

1. Pry up the boot band at the points indicated in the figure using pliers and tighten the boot band.



2. Verify that the boot band is installed to the boot slot securely.

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