Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Axle Tube Bearing

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Right-hand halfshaft
     
    Right-hand axle shaft
     
    Axle seal, with a slide hammer
     
    Axle tube bearing, with a slide hammer
     

  4.  
  5. Clean the bearing and seal surfaces of any foreign debris.
  6.  


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    Fig. Right side axle shaft removal



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    Fig. Axle seal removal



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    Fig. Axle tube bearing removal


To install:

  1. Use an axle bearing replacer and the handle to replace the RH axle tube bearing.
  2.  
  3. Check the bearing depth as shown.
  4.  
  5. Use an axle seal replacer and the handle to replace the axle tube seal.
  6.  


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    Fig. Axle tube bearing installation



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    Fig. Axle tube bearing depth



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    Fig. Axle tube seal installation



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    Fig. Axle shaft installation



NOTE
Care should be taken not to damage the axle seal surface.

  1. Install the axle shaft.
  2.  
  3. Refill the front drive axle to proper level using SAE 80W90.
  4.  
  5. Install the RH halfshaft.
  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Right-hand halfshaft
     
    Right-hand axle shaft
     
    Axle seal, with a slide hammer
     
    Axle tube bearing, with a slide hammer
     

  4.  
  5. Clean the bearing and seal surfaces of any foreign debris.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Use an axle bearing replacer and the handle to replace the RH axle tube bearing.
  2.  
  3. Check the bearing depth as shown.
  4.  
  5. Use an axle seal replacer and the handle to replace the axle tube seal.
    NOTE
    Care should be taken not to damage the axle seal surface.



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    Fig. Front axle tube bearing depth

  6.  
  7. Install the axle shaft.
  8.  
  9. Refill the front drive axle to proper level using SAE 80W90.
  10.  
  11. Install the RH halfshaft.
  12.  

 
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