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

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

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.



Clip Disassembly Note

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

Caution


2. Remove the clip.

Balls, Inner Ring, Cage Disassembly Note

1. Mark the inner ring and cage.

Caution

2. Remove the snap ring using snap-ring pliers.

3. Turn the cage approximately 30 degree

and pull the cage and balls away from the inner ring.


Dynamic Damper Assembly Note

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

Standard length334.7-340.7 mm {13.2-13.4 in}


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

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} (L8, LF left side) 105-125 g {3.71-4.40 oz} (L8, LF right side and L3)

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

3. Remove the tape.

Cage, Inner Ring, Balls, Snap Ring Assembly Note

1. Align the marks and install the balls and cage to the inner ring in the direction shown in the figure.

Caution


2. Install a new snap ring.

Outer Ring, Clip Assembly Note

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

Caution

Grease amount
105-125 g {3.71-4.40 oz} (L8, LF left side), 120-140 g {4.24-4.93 oz} (L8, LF right side and L3)

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

3. Install a new clip.

4. Install the boot.

5. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.

Standard length


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

Caution


7. Verify that the drive shaft length is within the specification.

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 unle ...

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