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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Drive shaft (atx) disassembly/assembly

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Front and rear axles / Drive shaft / Drive shaft (atx) disassembly/assembly

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.



Boot Band (Wheel Side) Disassembly Note

Note

The boot band does not need to be removed unless it is being replaced.

Remove the boot clamp with end clamp pliers as shown and discard the clamp.


Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Disassembly Note

1. Pry up the locking clips using a screwdriver.


2. Pull back the end of the band.

Outer Ring Disassembly Note

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


2. Remove the outer ring.

Snap Ring, Tripod Joint Disassembly Note

1. Mark the shaft and tripod joint for proper assembly.

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.

ABS Sensor Rotor (With ABS) Disassembly Note

Caution

Tap the ABS sensor rotor off the drive shaft using a chisel.


Dynamic Damper Assembly Note

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

Standard length
334.7-340.7 mm {13.2-13.4 in}


2. Install the new boot band onto the dynamic damper.

ABS Sensor Rotor (With ABS) Assembly Note

Set a new ABS sensor rotor on the drive shaft and press it on using the SSTs

.


Boot Assembly Note

Note

1. Fill the boot (wheel side) with the specified grease.

Caution

Grease amount
90-110 g {3.18-3.88 oz}

2. With the splines of the shaft still wrapped in tape from disassembly, install the boot.

3. Remove the tape.

Tripod Joint, Snap Ring Assembly Note

1. Align the marks and install the tripod joint using a bar and a hammer.

Caution


2. Install the new snap ring using snap-ring pliers.

Caution

Outer Ring Assembly Note

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

Caution

Grease amount
195-215 g {6.88-7.58 oz}

2. Install the outer ring.

3. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.

Standard length

mm {in}


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

Caution


5. Verify that the drive shaft length is within the standard.

Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Assembly Note

1. Fold the band in the direction opposite to the forward revolving direction of the drive shaft and use pliers to pull it tight.


2. Lock the end of the band by bending the locking clips.

Caution

Boot Band (Wheel Side) Assembly Note

1. Adjust clearance A by turning the adjusting bolt of the SST

.

Clearance A
2.9 mm {0.11 in}


2. Crimp the wheel side small boot band using the SST

. Verify that clearance B is within the specification.

Clearance B
2.4-2.8 mm {0.095-0.110 in}


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 clearance A by turning the adjusting bolt of the SST

.

Clearance A
3.2 mm {0.13 in}

6. Crimp the wheel side big boot band using the SST.

7. Verify that clearance B is within the specification.

Clearance B
2.4-2.8 mm {0.095-0.110 in}

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

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