Mazda Tribute 2001-06



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

    Negative battery cable
    Halfshaft and secure it in a soft-jawed vise
    Inboard halfshaft boot clamp
    Boot from the inboard CV-joint housing
    Tripod joint from the CV-joint housing and matchmark the tripod joint to the halfshaft
    Snapring and boot from the halfshaft
    Outboard halfshaft boot clamps
    Outboard boot back to expose the CV-joint and matchmark the joint to the halfshaft
    Outboard CV-joint from the halfshaft
    Halfshaft retainer circlip and discard it
    Boot from the halfshaft


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Outboard CV-joint and boot
    New halfshaft bearing circlip
    Inboard CV-joint to the halfshaft
    Outboard halfshaft boot forward on to the outboard CV-joint
    New outboard halfshaft boot clamps
    Inboard halfshaft boot
    Tripod joint on the halfshaft by aligning the matchmarks
    New snapring to the tripod joint and lubricate the needle bearings while filling the housing with CV-joint grease, E43Z-19590-A
    Inboard halfshaft boot with new clamps
    Negative battery cable