Fig. Exploded view of the G35M-R manual transaxle assembly mounting-Mazda6 models
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
Drain the transaxle oil.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Battery and battery tray
Air cleaner assembly
Steering gear, linkage and pipe assembly bolts from the crossmember and using mechanics wire, position the steering gear and linkage assembly aside.
Heated Oxygen (HO
Back up light switch connector
Neutral safety switch connector
Vehicle speed sensor
Shift cable and select cable
Selector cable bracket
Clutch release cylinder
Transaxle upper mount bolts
Lower control arm ball joints
Tie rod ends from the knuckle
Stabilizer bar link
Disconnect the right halfshaft from the joint shaft by tapping the transaxle side outer ring with a brass bar and a hammer. Disconnect the joint shaft bracket from the block and remove the joint shaft.
Install tool 49 G030 455 to hold the side gears after removal.
Fig. Exploded view of the joint shaft assembly-Mazda6 models with the 2.3L (L3) engine