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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Joint Shaft Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo, Mzr 2.5]

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Drivetrain / Driveline / Driveshafts / Joint Shaft Removal/Installation [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo, Mzr 2.5]

CAUTION:

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

2. Drain the transaxle oil or ATF..

3. Remove the WU-TWC bracket. (MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo).

4. Remove the generator duct fitting nuts, and position it in the engine compartment in a location where no part can be damaged as shown in the figure. (MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo)


5. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

6. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

ABS wheel-speed sensor connector

2

Tie-rod end ball joint

.

3

Stabilizer control link upper nut

4

Dynamic damper

5

Front lower arm ball joint

.

6

Joint shaft

.

7

Joint shaft bracket (MZR 2.0)

(See Joint Shaft Bracket (MZR 2.0) Installation Note.)

8

Joint shaft clip

.


Joint Shaft Removal Note

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


2. Disconnect the clips to set the CKP sensor wiring harness out of the way to prevent interference with the joint shaft. (MZR 2.5)


3. Remove the joint shaft installation bolts.

4. Remove the joint shaft.

CAUTION:

5. Install the SST to the transaxle after the joint shaft is removed.


Joint Shaft Clip Installation Note

1. Install a new joint shaft clip to the clip groove at the end of the joint shaft with the clip opening facing upward and the clip width within the specification.

2. After installation, measure the outer diameter.


Joint Shaft Bracket (MZR 2.0) Installation Note

1. Temporarily tighten the bolts A and B.


2. Tighten the bolts A, then tighten the bolt B to the specified torque.

Joint Shaft (MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo, MZR 2.5) Installation Note

1. Insert the joint shaft into the transaxle.

2. Temporarily tighten the bolts A and B.


3. Tighten the bolts A, then tighten the bolt B to the specified torque.

Front Lower Arm Ball Joint Installation Note

NOTE:

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