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Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual: Front Drive Shaft Removal/Installation

Mazda CX-5 Service & Repair Manual / Drivetrain / Driveline / Driveshafts / Front Drive Shaft Removal/Installation

CAUTION:

1. Remove the front under cover No.2..

2. Remove the splash shield..

3. Drain the transaxle oil or ATF..

4. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

5. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

ABS wheel-speed sensor

2

Locknut

.

3

Tie-rod end ball joint

.

4

Stabilizer control link upper nut

5

Dynamic damper (if equipped)

6

Brake hose clip

7

Front lower arm ball joint

8

Drive shaft (LH)

.

9

Drive shaft clip

.

10

Bracket No.2

.

11

Drive shaft (RH)

.

12

Bracket No.1

.


Drive Shaft Removal Note

1. Install a spare nut onto the drive shaft.

2. Tap the nut with a copper hammer and separate the drive shaft from the axle.


3. Separate the drive shaft from the wheel hub.

4. Separate the drive shaft (LH) from the transaxle using the SSTs

.


CAUTION:

Bracket, Drive Shaft (RH) Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Tighten the bracket No.1 stud bolts.


2. Temporarily tighten the bolts A and B.


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

4. Insert the drive shaft into the transaxle until the drive shaft bearing contacts the bracket stopper.

5. Temporarily tighten the nuts C, then tighten the nuts C to the specified torque.

6. Apply transaxle oil to the oil seal lip.

7. Apply grease (L2Y1 33247) to the wheel bearing inner race and drive shaft contact surface (Area A in figure).


Drive Shaft Clip Installation Note

1. Install a new drive shaft clip to the clip groove at the end of the drive shaft with the clip opening facing upward.


2. After installation, measure the outer diameter.

Drive Shaft (LH) Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Apply transaxle oil to the oil seal lip.

2. Apply grease (L2Y1 33247) to the wheel bearing inner race and drive shaft contact surface (Area A in figure).


3. Insert the drive shaft into the wheel hub.

4. Install the drive shaft to the transaxle.


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

Locknut Installation Note

1. After tightening the locknut once at a torque of 390 N·m {40 kgf·m, 288 ft·lbf}

, return it temporarily 180 degrees

, then retighten it to a torque of 236—274 N·m {25—27 kgf·m, 175—202 ft·lbf}

.

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