Mechanics

BEARING CTR. REPLACEMENT

2001 Mazda Tribute • 6 cylinder 4WD Automatic • 111,000 miles

My 2001 maxda tribute needs a center or pilot bearing. 2 pc. Drive shaft. Can I do this at home and what steps need to be taken.
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Jrhooten
August 21, 2011.



Here are the removal installation procedures. You have tyo decide if the job is within your means.

Removal (Tribute)

1. Remove wheel. Apply brakes and remove axle shaft lock nut. Remove brake caliper, anchor plate and rotor.

2. Remove nut from tie rod end. Using Tie Rod End Remover (211-105), separate tie rod end from steering knuckle. Remove lower control arm ball joint from steering knuckle. Using Front Hub Remover (205-D070), separate axle shaft from knuckle. Remove axle shaft assembly.

STUB SHAFT PILOT BEARING AND SEAL

Removal

Remove halfshaft assembly. Using a Bearing Cup Remover (308-125) and a Impact Slide Hammer (100-001), remove stub shaft pilot bearing and seal.

Installation

Lubricate new stub shaft pilot bearing with rear axle lubricant. Using Axle Bearing Replacer (205-195) and Handle (205-153), install the stub shaft pilot bearing. Lubricate net stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal with premium long-life grease. Using Axle Seal Replacer (205-350) and handle, install stub shaft pilot bearing housing seal. Install halfshaft assembly.

KHLow2008
Aug 21, 2011.
I think we miss communicated! I mean the bearing about under the center console going from the transmission to the rear axle! The axle is two parts with a bearing in the middle.

Tiny
Jrhooten
Aug 22, 2011.
For that bearing, you need to remove the complete shaft, separate them into 2 and remove the flange before the bearing can be pressed out. It is much easier to work on but taking the bearing out is the tricky part as a bench press might not work if it is not big enough.

KHLow2008
Aug 22, 2011.