Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

CV-Boots

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INSPECTION



See Figures 1 and 2

The CV (Constant Velocity) boots should be checked for damage each time the oil is changed and any other time the vehicle is raised for service. These boots keep water, grime, dirt and other damaging matter from entering the CV-joints. Any of these could cause early CV-joint failure which can be expensive to repair. Heavy grease thrown around the inside of the wheel(s) and on the brake caliper/drum can be an indication of a torn boot. Thoroughly check the boots for missing clamps and tears. If the boot is damaged, it should be replaced immediately. Please refer to Drive Train for procedures.

Mazda recommends inspecting the CV-boots every 30,000 miles (48,000 km).



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Fig. Fig. 1: CV-boots must be inspected periodically for damage



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Fig. Fig. 2: A torn boot should be replaced immediately

 
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