Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Pinion Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Matchmark and remove the driveshaft.
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  5. Remove the wheels and brake calipers.
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  7. Using an inch lbs. torque wrench on the companion flange nut, measure and record the differential rotational torque.
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  9. Hold the companion flange and remove the locknut.
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  11. Using a puller, remove the companion flange.
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  13. Use a center punch to deform the seal, then pry it from the bore.
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  15. Coat the outer edge of the new seal with sealer and drive it into place with a seal driver.
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  17. Coat the seal lip with clean gear oil.
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  19. Lubricate (with chassis lube) and install the companion flange.
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  21. Install the nut and tighten it until the previously noted rotational torque is achieved. Torque on the nut should not exceed 130 ft. lbs. (176 Nm).
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  23. Install the driveshaft.
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  25. Replace any lost gear oil.
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