Mazda Trucks 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Manual Locking Hubs

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DISASSEMBLY & ASSEMBLY



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the manual locking hub assembly and related components

  1. Loosen the front wheel lug nuts.
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  3. Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the lug nuts and wheel/tire assembly.
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  7. If equipped, remove the lug nut retainer washers from the wheel studs.
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Some gentle tapping with a soft faced hammer may help to loosen the locking hub if it seems stuck.



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Fig. Fig. 2: To remove the manual locking hub, remove the wheel and stud retainers (if equipped), then pull the hub off

  1. Remove the manual locking hub assembly from the rotor by pulling straight outward.
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  3. Inspect the O-ring seal on the back side of the hub assembly and, if damaged, replace it.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Ensure that the rotor mounting face is flat and free of burrs, dirt or grease, especially where the O-ring seal makes contact.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Turn the hub assembly over ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... and inspect this rubber O-ring seal for damage. Replace as needed

 
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