Mazda Car 2005-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The rear wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings become loose or make noise, they must be replaced.

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of rear hub and knuckle assembly and related components-MX-5 Miata

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    NOTE
    Refer the exploded view illustration for component locations and if applicable, their retainer torque specifications.


    CAUTION
    Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before operations, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor (axle side) and move the sensor away from the harnesses.

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the ABS wheel-speed sensor.
  4.  
  5. Lock the disc plate by applying the brakes.
  6.  
  7. Knock the crimped portion of the locknut outward using a chisel and a hammer.
  8.  
  9. Remove the locknut.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
  12.  
  13. Remove the caliper with the hose still attached and support the assembly with wire so as to not place strain on the hose.
  14.  
  15. Remove the rotor.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the rear lateral link (upper) ball joint from the knuckle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the stabilizer control link lower nut.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the rear lateral link lower ball joint from the knuckle.
  22.  
  23. Remove the lower shock absorber bolt.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the toe control link ball joint.

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    Fig. Remove the rear wheel hub component-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Remove the rear bearing inner race-MX-5 Miata

  26.  
  27. Disconnect the rear trailing link (upper) ball joint.
  28.  
  29. Remove the rear lower trailing link bolt on the outer side.
  30.  
  31. Temporarily install a spare nut onto the end of the rear drive shaft.
  32.  
  33. Tap the nut with a copper hammer to loosen the drive shaft from the wheel hub.
  34.  
  35. Separate the rear drive shaft from the wheel hub.
  36.  
  37. Remove the rear knuckle component.
  38.  
  39. Remove the wheel Hub Component as follows:
    1. Wind the tool illustrated and backing plate contact area with packing tape two times.
    2.  
    3. Remove the wheel hub component using the tools illustrated.
    4.  
    5. If the bearing inner race remains on the wheel hub component, use a chisel to secure a sufficient space for installing the service tool between wheel hub component and bearing inner race.
    6.  

  40.  
  41. Remove the bearing inner race using the tool illustrated.
  42.  

To install:

  1. Install a new wheel bearing using the tool illustrated.
  2.  
  3. Install the wheel hub component using the tool illustrated.
  4.  
  5. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal using the accompanying illustration for torque values.
  6.  
  7. Inspect the wheel alignment.

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    Fig. Remove the wheel bearing from the knuckle-MX-5 Miata



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    Fig. Install a new rear wheel bearing-MX-5 Miata

  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
    NOTE
    The wheel bearings are not serviceable. If the bearings are bad, a new hub/bearing assembly must be installed.

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Wheel speed sensor connector and sensor
     
    Rear parking brake cable
     
    Brake hose grommet and move the hose aside
     
    Brake caliper and rotor

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear wheel bearing assembly and related components-Mazda3

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly. Torque the new nut to 36-48 ft. lbs. (49-65 Nm).
     
    Brake assembly
     
    Rear parking brake cable. Pass the cable inside the rear wheel speed sensor wiring harness as illustrated.
     
    Wheel speed sensor and connector
     
    Rear wheel

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    Fig. Pass the cable inside the rear wheel speed sensor wiring harness when installing-Mazda3

     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
    NOTE
    The wheel bearings are not serviceable. If the bearings are bad, a new hub/bearing assembly must be installed.

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Hub cap
     

  6.  
  7. Raise the staked portion of the hub retaining nut with a hammer and chisel.

    Rear wheels
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    Rear caliper and rotor assembly from the hub
     
    Hub retaining nut and discard it
     
    ABS sensor rotor using a chisel
     
    Hub bolts
     
    Hub and bearing assembly from the spindle

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear hub and spindle assembly-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models



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    Fig. Remove the ABS sensor rotor using a chisel-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

     

  8.  

To install:



Hub and bearing assembly on the spindle
 
Hub bolts and tighten to the specifications shown in the illustration
 


CAUTION
When using the installation tool for the ABS sensor rotor, face the carved side B to the rotor.



ABS sensor rotor using a press and tools illustrated. Make sure there is a 0.12 inch (3mm) gap as illustrated
 
Remaining components in the reverse order of removal, referring to the illustration for component location and torque specifications

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Fig. When using the installation tool for the ABS sensor rotor, face the carved sideBto the bottom-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models



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Fig. When installing the ABS sensor rotor, make sure there is a 0.12 inch (3mm) gap as shownBto the bottom-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

 

 
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