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Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual: Rear Drive Shaft Disassembly/Assembly

Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Rear Drive Shaft Disassembly/Assembly

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.



1

Boot band (differential side)

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

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

2

Outer ring

(See Outer Ring Disassembly Note.)

(See Outer Ring Assembly Note)

3

Snap ring

(See Snap Ring, Tripod Joint Disassembly Note.)

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

4

Tripod joint

(See Snap Ring, Tripod Joint Disassembly Note.)

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

5

Boot

(See Boot Disassembly Note.)

(See Boot Assembly Note.)

6

Boot band (wheel side)

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

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

7

Boot

(See Boot Disassembly Note.)

(See Boot Assembly Note.)

8

Shaft and ball joint component


Boot Band (Differential Side) Disassembly Note

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

Boot band (small diameter side)

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

.


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

. Verify that clearance B is within the specification.


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

Boot band (Large diameter side)

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

.


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

. Verify that clearance D is within the specification.


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

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

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

NOTE:

2. Assemble the outer ring.

3. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.

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


NOTE:

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

Boot Band (Differential 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.


Rear Drive Shaft
Purpose, Function Engine noise and vibration have been reduced due to adoption of a bell joint on the wheel side of the constant velocity joint. A low noise and vibration double of ...

Rear Drive Shaft Inspection
1. Inspect each connecting part for looseness. Tighten or replace parts if necessary. 2. Inspect the dust boot on the drive shaft for cracks, damage, leaking grease, and loosenes ...

Other materials:

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Brake System/ABS Warning Light
Purpose/Function The brake system/ABS warning light is built into the instrument cluster. If a malfunction is detected in the system with the parking brake released, the warning light illuminates to notify the driver. Construction/Operation When the DSC system and CAN l ...

Break-In Period
No special break-in is necessary, but a few precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of your Mazda. • Do not race the engine. • Do not maintain one constant speed, either slow or fast, for a long period of time. • Do not drive constantl ...

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