Mazda MPV 1999-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Hub locknut
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     

  6.  
  7. Separate the stub shaft from the hub and pry the inner joint from the transaxle.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use a new circlip, split pin and locknut for assembly.

  1. Insert the stub shaft into the wheel hub.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate the oil seal with transaxle fluid, then push the axle halfshaft into the transaxle. Pull on the inner joint to confirm that the circlip is seated.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
     
    Hub locknut. Tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm) for 2001-02; 174-202 ft. lbs. (235-274 Nm) for 2003-04.
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Hub locknut
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     

  6.  
  7. Separate the stub shaft from the hub and pry the inner joint from the transaxle.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use a new circlip, split pin and locknut for assembly.

  1. Insert the stub shaft into the wheel hub.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate the oil seal with transaxle fluid, then push the axle halfshaft into the transaxle. Pull on the inner joint to confirm that the circlip is seated.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
     
    Hub locknut. Tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Hub locknut
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Stabilizer bar link
     

  6.  
  7. Separate the stub shaft from the hub and pry the inner joint from the transaxle.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use a new circlip, split pin and locknut for assembly.

  1. Insert the stub shaft into the wheel hub.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate the oil seal with transaxle fluid, then push the axle halfshaft into the transaxle. Pull on the inner joint to confirm that the circlip is seated.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Stabilizer bar link
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
     
    Hub locknut. Tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (235-318 Nm) for 2000-03; 174-202 ft. lbs. (235-274 Nm) for 2004-06.
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  

Right




WARNING
Attempting to remove the right axle halfshaft while the center shaft support bracket is installed may result in damage to the center shaft support bracket.

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

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Hub locknut
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     
    Steering knuckle. Separate the stub shaft from the wheel hub.
     
    Center shaft support bracket
     
    Axle halfshaft and center shaft assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Separate the axle halfshaft and the center shaft as follows:
    1. Step 1: Place the center shaft in a vise.
    2.  
    3. Step 2: Insert a pry tool between the center shaft and the axle halfshaft.
    4.  
    5. Step 3: Tap on the pry tool to separate the axle halfshaft from the center shaft.
    6.  

  6.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Separating the axle halfshaft from the center shaft


To install:


NOTE
Use a new split pin, locknut, and new circlips for assembly.

  1. Place the axle halfshaft in a vise and install the center shaft by tapping it with a plastic hammer as shown.
  2.  
  3. Lubricate the oil seal with transaxle fluid, then push the center shaft into the transaxle. Pull on the inner joint to confirm that the circlip is seated.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Center shaft support bracket. Tighten the nuts to 16-22 ft. lbs. (22-30 Nm).
     
    Steering knuckle. Guide the stub shaft into the wheel hub.
     
    Strut bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 76-90 ft. lbs. (103-122 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
     
    Hub locknut. Tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm) for 2001-02; 174-202 ft. lbs. (235-274 Nm) for 2003-04.
     
    Brake caliper and rotor. Tighten the caliper bracket bolts to 66-79 ft. lbs. (89-107 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the center shaft



WARNING
Attempting to remove the right axle halfshaft while the center shaft support bracket is installed may result in damage to the center shaft support bracket.

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

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Hub locknut
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     
    Steering knuckle. Separate the stub shaft from the wheel hub.
     
    Center shaft support bracket
     
    Axle halfshaft and center shaft assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Separate the axle halfshaft and the center shaft as follows:
    1. Step 1: Place the center shaft in a vise
    2.  
    3. Step 2: Insert a pry tool between the center shaft and the axle halfshaft
    4.  
    5. Step 3: Tap on the pry tool to separate the axle halfshaft from the center shaft

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the axle halfshaft from the center shaft-2000-02

    6.  

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use a new split pin, locknut, and new circlips for assembly.

  1. Place the axle halfshaft in a vise and install the center shaft by tapping it with a plastic hammer as shown.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the center shaft-2000-02

  2.  
  3. Lubricate the oil seal with transaxle fluid, then push the center shaft into the transaxle. Pull on the inner joint to confirm that the circlip is seated.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Center shaft support bracket. Tighten the nuts to 16-22 ft. lbs. (22-30 Nm).
     
    Steering knuckle. Guide the stub shaft into the wheel hub.
     
    Strut bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 76-90 ft. lbs. (103-122 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
     
    Hub locknut. Tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm).
     
    Brake caliper and rotor. Tighten the caliper bracket bolts to 66-79 ft. lbs. (89-107 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  


WARNING
Attempting to remove the right axle halfshaft while the center shaft support bracket is installed may result in damage to the center shaft support bracket.

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

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Hub locknut
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Strut bracket bolts
     
    Steering knuckle. Separate the stub shaft from the wheel hub.
     
    Center shaft support bracket
     
    Axle halfshaft and center shaft assembly
     

  4.  
  5. Separate the axle halfshaft and the center shaft as follows:
    1. Step 1: Place the center shaft in a vise.
    2.  
    3. Step 2: Insert a pry tool between the center shaft and the axle halfshaft.
    4.  
    5. Step 3: Tap on the pry tool to separate the axle halfshaft from the center shaft.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Separating the axle halfshaft from the center shaft

    6.  

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use a new split pin, locknut, and new circlips for assembly.

  1. Place the axle halfshaft in a vise and install the center shaft by tapping it with a plastic hammer as shown.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the center shaft

  2.  
  3. Lubricate the oil seal with transaxle fluid, then push the center shaft into the transaxle. Pull on the inner joint to confirm that the circlip is seated.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Center shaft support bracket. Tighten the nuts to 16-22 ft. lbs. (22-30 Nm).
     
    Steering knuckle. Guide the stub shaft into the wheel hub.
     
    Strut bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 76-90 ft. lbs. (103-122 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32-43 ft. lbs. (44-58 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 24-32 ft. lbs. (32-44 Nm).
     
    Hub locknut. Tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (235-318 Nm) for 2000-03; 174-202 ft. lbs. (235-274 Nm) for 2004-06.
     
    Brake caliper and rotor. Tighten the caliper bracket bolts to 66-79 ft. lbs. (89-107 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Front wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  8.  

 
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