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Mazda 6 Service Manual: Drive shaft removal/installation

Mazda 6 Service Manual / Front and rear axles / Drive shaft / Drive shaft removal/installation

Caution

1. Drain the transaxle oil (left side). (See AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT.) (See TRANSAXLE OIL REPLACEMENT.)

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order of removal.



Drive Shaft Removal Note

1. Install a spare nut onto the drive shaft so that the nut is flush with the end of the drive shaft.

2. Tap the nut with a copper hammer to loosen the drive shaft from the front wheel hub.


3. Separate the drive shaft from the wheel hub.

Caution

4. Separate the left side drive shaft from the transaxle by prying with a bar inserted between the outer ring and the transaxle, as shown in the figure.


5. Install the SST

into the transaxle to hold the side gears after the drive shaft is removed.


Clip Installation Note

1. Install a new clip onto the joint shaft with the opening facing upward. Ensure that the diameter of the clip does not exceed the specification on installation.

2. After installation, measure the outer diameter. If it exceeds the specification, repeat Steps 1-2 using a new clip.

Outer diameter specification 31.2 mm {1.23 in} max.


Drive Shaft Installation Note

Caution


1. Insert the drive shaft into the wheel hub.

2. Apply transaxle oil to the oil seal lip.

3. Push the drive shaft into the transaxle.

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

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