Protege 1999-2000

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Mazda 6 2003

Mazda 626 1999-2002

Mazda Miata 1999-2004

Mazda Millenia 1999-2002

Mazda Protege 1999-2003

Mazda Protege5 2002-2003

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

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Mazda Protege 1999-2003

Mazda Protege5 2002-2003

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Refer to the illustration for component location and torque specifications.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Halfshaft axle nut, Unstake the nut prior to removal
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Tie rod end from the knuckle
     
    Control arm ball joint from the knuckle
     
    Knuckle assembly
     
    Inner oil seal from the knuckle
     
    Hub using a press and Mazda tools 49 G030 727, 49 G033 102 and 49 F026 103. If the bearing inner race remains in the hub, grind a section of the bearing inner race until 0.02 inch (0.5mm) remains and use a chisel to remove it.
     
    Bearing from the hub using a press and Mazda tools 49 F027 005, 49 F027 003 and 49 F026 103
     
    Brake dust shield, if it is being replaced. Mark the cover and knuckle for replacement purposes and use a chisel to remove the shield.
     

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  7. Clean and inspect all parts but do not wash or clean the wheel bearing. The bearing must be replaced.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing and knuckle assembly-Protégé



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    Fig. Use a press to remove the hub-Protégé



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    Fig. Use a press to remove the wheel bearing-Protégé

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To install:

  1. Using Mazda Press tools 49 E033 101 and 49 F027 009, install a new dust shield cover assembly to the knuckle, if removed.
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  3. Using press tools 49 F027 003, 49 F027 007 and 49 F027 009; press a new wheel bearing into the knuckle assembly.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing retaining ring
     

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  7. Using press tool 49 F027 009 press in the hub assembly.

    New oil seal using installation tool 49 V001 795
     
    Knuckle assembly, tighten the upper bolt to 93 ft. lbs. (126 Nm) and the lower bolt to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm)
     
    Control arm ball joint to the knuckle
     
    Tie rod end to the knuckle
     
    Brake rotor and caliper
     
    Halfshaft axle nut, tighten the nut to 174-235 ft. lbs. (236-318 Nm) and stake the nut
     
    Wheels

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    Fig. Install a new wheel bearing using a press-Protégé



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    Fig. Install a wheel hub using a press-Protégé

     

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