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

CV-Boots (Driveshaft Boots)



The CV-boots found on FWD halfshafts perform the extremely important function of keeping your CV-joints (and their lubricant) sealed and protected from corrosion/damage. They should be quickly checked for damage EVERY time you have occasion to crawl underneath your car. In addition, thoroughly examine driveshaft dust boots for cracks, tears, leakage of grease or looseness of band(s) at the proper time or mileage intervals, whichever come first:

1981-85 vehicles with front wheel drive: every 7 1 / 2 months or 7,500 miles (12,077 km)
All 1986 vehicles: every 15 months or 15,000 miles (24,155 km)
1987 vehicles except RX-7: every 30 months or 30,000 miles (48,309 km)
1987 RX-7: every 15 months or 15,000 miles (24,155 km)
All 1988-89 vehicles: every 30 months or 30,000 miles (48,309 km)

Failure to replace a damaged driveshaft boot can result in contamination that causes joint failure.

For information on CV-boot replacement, please refer to Drive Train in this repair guide.