Mazda 2: Rear Axle

REAR AXLE LOCATION INDEX

Mazda 2. REAR AXLE LOCATION INDEX

  1. Rear axle component

REAR AXLE INSPECTION

Wheel Bearing Play Inspection

1. Inspect the wheel bearing play in the same way as the front axle. (See WHEEL HUB, STEERING KNUCKLE INSPECTION).

Rear axle maximum wheel bearing play

WHEEL HUB COMPONENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

2. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Mazda 2. WHEEL HUB COMPONENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Brake drum
  2. Wheel hub component

REAR WHEEL HUB BOLT REPLACEMENT

1. Remove the brake drum. (See REAR BRAKE (DRUM) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION).

2. Remove the wheel hub bolt using the SST as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. REAR WHEEL HUB BOLT REPLACEMENT

3. Place a new wheel hub bolt in the wheel hub.

4. Install the wheel hub by placing a proper sized washer on the hub, and tightening the nut as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. REAR WHEEL HUB BOLT REPLACEMENT

DRIVE SHAFT LOCATION INDEX

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT LOCATION INDEX

  1. Joint shaft
  2. Drive shaft

DRIVE SHAFT INSPECTION

1. Inspect the connections for any looseness.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT INSPECTION

2. Inspect the boot for damage and cracks.

3. Inspect the drive shaft for bends, cracks, and wear in the joint or splines.

DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Drain the transaxle oil or ATF. (See TRANSAXLE OIL REPLACEMENT). (See AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT).

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order indicated in the table.

4. Add the transaxle oil or ATF. (See TRANSAXLE OIL REPLACEMENT). (See AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT).

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Nut (stabilizer control link upper side)
  2. Bolt (brake hose bracket)
  3. Tie-rod end
  4. ABS wheel-speed sensor
  5. Locknut
  6. Front lower arm ball joint
  7. Clip
  8. Drive shaft
  9. Drive shaft clip
  10. Joint shaft clip

ABS Wheel-Speed Sensor Removal Note

1. Remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor installation bolt, then remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor from the steering knuckle.

2. Remove the bolts and nuts shown in the figure, then disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

3. While pressing the tabs (2 locations) of the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness clip, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness from the shock absorber.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

4. Remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness grommet from the shock absorber.

5. Move the ABS wheel-speed sensor to a place out of the way.

6. Install the steering knuckle to the shock absorber, insert the bolts from the direction shown as follows, then tighten them to the specified torque.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Drive Shaft Removal Note

1. Install a spare nut onto the drive shaft so that the nut is flush with the end of the drive shaft.

2. Tap the nut with a copper hammer to loosen the drive shaft from the front wheel hub.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

3. Separate the drive shaft from the wheel hub.

4. Separate the LH drive shaft from the transaxle using the SSTs as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

5. Remove the RH drive shaft from the joint shaft using the SSTs.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

6. Install the SST to the transaxle after the drive shaft is removed.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Drive Shaft Clip Installation Note

1. Install a new clip onto the joint shaft with the opening facing upward. Ensure that the diameter of the clip does not exceed the specification on installation.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Outer diameter

Drive Shaft Installation Note

LH side

1. Apply grease (L2Y1 33247) to the wheel bearing inner race and drive shaft contact surface (Area A in figure).

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Insert the drive shaft into the wheel hub.

3. Apply transaxle oil or ATF to the oil seal lip.

4. Push the drive shaft into the transaxle.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

5. After installation, pull the transaxle side outer ring forward to confirm that the drive shaft is securely held by the clip.

RH side

1. Apply grease (L2Y1 33247) to the wheel bearing inner race and drive shaft contact surface (Area A in figure).

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Insert the drive shaft to the wheel hub.

3. Insert the drive shaft to the joint shaft.

4. After installation, pull the transaxle side outer ring forward to confirm that the drive shaft is securely held by the clip.

ABS Wheel-Speed Sensor Installation Note

1. Install the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness grommet to the shock absorber as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Install the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness clip to the shock absorber.

3. Install the ABS wheel-speed sensor to the steering knuckle, then tighten the bolt (ABS wheel-speed sensor) to the specified torque.

4. Verify that the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness is not twisted.

DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

  1. Boot band (transaxle side)
  2. Clip
  3. Outer ring
  4. Snap ring
  5. Balls, inner ring, cage
  6. Boot
  7. Dynamic damper (if equipped)
  8. Boot band (wheel side)
  9. Boot
  10. Shaft and ball joint component

Boot Band (Wheel Side) Disassembly Note

NOTE:

1. Remove the boot band using an end clamp plier.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Clip Disassembly Note

1. Mark the drive shaft and outer ring for proper assembly.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

2. Remove the clip.

Snap Ring Disassembly Note

1. Mark the drive shaft end and inner ring for proper assembly.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

2. Remove the snap ring using a snap ring plier.

Boot Disassembly Note

NOTE:

1. Wrap the shaft splines with tape.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

2. Remove the boot.

Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Disassembly Note

1. Pry up the points indicated in the figure using a plier, and remove the boot band.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Boot Assembly Note

NOTE:

1. Fill the inside of the new dust boot (wheel side) with grease.

CAUTION:

Grease amount

2. Install the boot with the splines of the shaft still wrapped in tape from disassembly.

3. Remove the tape.

Boot Band (Wheel Side) Assembly Note

Boot band (small diameter side)

1. Adjust clearance A by turning the adjusting bolt of the SST.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Clearance A

2. Crimp the wheel side small boot band using the SST. Verify that clearance B is within the specification.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Clearance B

3. Verify that the boot band does not protrude from the boot band installation area.

Boot band (Large diameter side)

1. Adjust clearance C by turning the adjusting bolt of the SST.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Clearance C

2. Crimp the wheel side large boot band using the SST. Verify that clearance D is within the specification.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Clearance D

3. Verify that the boot band does not protrude from the boot band installation area.

Dynamic Damper Assembly Note

1. Install the dynamic damper as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

Cage, Inner Ring, Balls, Snap Ring Assembly Note

1. Align the marks and install the inner ring to the shaft.

2. Install a new snap ring.

Outer Ring Assembly Note

1. Fill the outer ring and boot (transaxle side) with the specified grease.

CAUTION:

Grease amount

2. Assemble the outer ring.

3. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.

Drive shaft standard length

4. Release any trapped air from the boots by carefully lifting up the small end of each boot with a cloth wrapped screwdriver.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

5. Verify that the drive shaft length is within the standard under atmospheric pressure inside the boot.

Boot Band (Transaxle Side) Assembly Note

1. Pry up the points indicated in the figure using a plier, and tighten the boot band.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (MTX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

  1. Boot band (transaxle side)
  2. Clip
  3. Outer ring
  4. Snap ring
  5. Tripod joint
  6. Boot
  7. Dynamic damper
  8. Boot band (wheel side)
  9. Boot
  10. Shaft and ball joint component

Clip, Outer Ring Disassembly Note

1. Mark the drive shaft and outer ring.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

2. Remove the clip.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

3. Remove the outer ring.

Snap Ring And Tripod Joint Disassembly Note

1. Mark the shaft and tripod joint.

2. Remove the snap ring using a snap ring plier.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

3. Remove the tripod joint from the shaft.

CAUTION:

Boot Disassembly Note

NOTE:

1. Wrap the shaft splines with tape.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

2. Remove the boot.

Boot Assembly Note

NOTE:

1. Fill the inside of the new dust boot (wheel side) with grease.

CAUTION:

Grease amount

2. Install the boot with the splines of the shaft still wrapped in tape from disassembly.

3. Remove the tape.

Tripod Joint And Snap Ring Assembly Note

1. Align the marks and insert the tripod joint using a bar and a hammer.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

2. Insert a new snap ring using a snap ring plier.

CAUTION:

Outer Ring Assembly Note

1. Fill the outer ring and boot (transaxle side) with the specified grease.

CAUTION:

Grease amount

2. Assemble the outer ring.

3. Set the drive shaft to the standard length.

Drive shaft length

4. Release any trapped air from the boots by carefully lifting up the small end of each boot with a cloth wrapped screwdriver.

Mazda 2. DRIVE SHAFT (ATX) DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY

CAUTION:

5. Verify that the drive shaft length is within the standard under atmospheric pressure inside the boot.

JOINT SHAFT INSPECTION

1. Verify that the joint shaft is not twisted or cracked.

2. Turn the joint shaft by hand and verify that the bearing rotates smoothly and freely.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT INSPECTION

JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Drain the transaxle oil or ATF. (See TRANSAXLE OIL REPLACEMENT). (See AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT).

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order of removal.

4. Add the transaxle oil or ATF. (See TRANSAXLE OIL REPLACEMENT). (See AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (ATF) REPLACEMENT).

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

  1. Nut (stabilizer control link upper side)
  2. Bolt (brake hose bracket)
  3. Tie-rod end
  4. ABS wheel-speed sensor
  5. Front lower arm ball joint
  6. Joint shaft
  7. Joint shaft clip

ABS Wheel-Speed Sensor Removal Note

1. Remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor installation bolt, then remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor from the steering knuckle.

2. Remove the bolts and nuts shown in the figure, then disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

3. While pressing the tabs (2 locations) of the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness clip, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness from the shock absorber.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

4. Remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness grommet from the shock absorber.

5. Move the ABS wheel-speed sensor to a place out of the way.

6. Install the steering knuckle to the shock absorber, insert the bolts from the direction shown as follows, then tighten them to the specified torque.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Joint Shaft Removal Note

1. Disconnect the drive shaft (RH) from the joint shaft using the SSTs.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Disconnect the joint shaft bracket from the cylinder block and remove the joint shaft.

CAUTION:

3. Install the SST to the transaxle after the joint shaft is removed.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Joint Shaft Clip Installation Note

1. Install a new clip onto the joint shaft with the opening facing upward.

CAUTION:

2. After installation, measure the outer diameter.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Outer diameter

Joint Shaft Installation Note

1. Temporary tighten the bolt A.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Tighten the bolt A with specified torque.

3. Tighten the bolt B with specified torque.

ABS Wheel-Speed Sensor Installation Note

1. Install the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness grommet to the shock absorber as shown in the figure.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

2. Install the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness clip to the shock absorber.

3. Install the ABS wheel-speed sensor to the steering knuckle, then tighten the bolt (ABS wheel-speed sensor) to the specified torque.

4. Verify that the ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness is not twisted.

JOINT SHAFT DISASSEMBLY

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT DISASSEMBLY

  1. Joint shaft component
  2. Bearing
  3. Dust seal (LH)
  4. Joint shaft
  5. Dust seal (RH)
  6. Bracket

Joint Shaft Component Disassembly Note

1. Secure the bracket to the vise at the position shown in the figure and remove the joint shaft component using the plastic hammer.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT DISASSEMBLY

Bearing Disassembly Note

1. Remove the bearing from the joint shaft using the SST.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT DISASSEMBLY

JOINT SHAFT ASSEMBLY

1. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT ASSEMBLY

  1. Bracket
  2. Dust seal (RH)
  3. Bearing
  4. Dust seal (LH)
  5. Joint shaft

Dust Seal (RH) Assembly Note

1. Apply grease to a new dust seal lip.

2. Install the dust seal (RH) using the SSTs.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT ASSEMBLY

Bearing Assembly Note

1. Install a new bearing using the SSTs.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT ASSEMBLY

Dust Seal (LH) Assembly Note

1. Apply grease to a new dust seal lip.

2. Install a new dust seal (LH) using the SSTs and steel plate.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT ASSEMBLY

Joint Shaft Assembly Note

1. Press the joint shaft in using the SST and a press.

Mazda 2. JOINT SHAFT ASSEMBLY

DRIVELINE/AXLE TECHNICAL DATA

Mazda 2. DRIVELINE/AXLE TECHNICAL DATA

DRIVELINE/AXLE SST

Mazda 2. DRIVELINE/AXLE SST

Mazda 2. DRIVELINE/AXLE SST

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