626 1999-2001

Wheel Hubs & Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Mazda 6 2003

Mazda 626 1999-2002

Mazda Miata 1999-2004

Mazda Millenia 1999-2002

Mazda Protege 1999-2003

Mazda Protege5 2002-2003

The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings become loose or make noise, they must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Mazda 626 1999-2002

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
    NOTE
    The wheel bearings are not serviceable. If the bearings are bad, a new hub/bearing assembly must be installed.

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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear wheel hub and bearing assembly (disc brake model shown, drum is similar)-626

     
    Brake drum, if equipped
     
    Rear caliper and rotor assembly from the hub, if equipped
     
    Hub dust cover
     

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  7. Raise the staked portion of the hub retaining nut with a hammer and chisel.

    Hub retaining nut and discard it
     
    Hub and bearing assembly from the spindle

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    Fig. When installing the new hub nut, be sure to stake it into the notch on the spindle

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bearing assembly on the spindle. Torque the new nut to 131-173 ft. lbs. (177-235 Nm).
     
    Stake the nut into the groove in the spindle
     
    Dust cover
     
    Assemble the brakes
     
    Rear wheel
     

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