This is a 4X4 MPV all sport van

  • 1998 MAZDA MPV
  • 130,000 MILES

This is a 4x4 mpv all sport van. Left side seal on rear differential is leaking onto Parking brake shoes. How do I remove axle to replace seal? Thanks, Norm.

Monday, November 19th, 2012 AT 11:25 PM

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1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheel and tire assembly. Remove brake caliper and support aside. Remove brake disc plate. See
Fig. 5. Using dial indicator, measure axle bearing play. Replace axle bearing if play exceeds.023" (.57 mm).

2. Remove hold pin from parking brake shoe assembly and remove parking brake shoe assembly. Disconnect parking brake cable. Using Flare Nut Wrench (49-0259-770B), disconnect brake pipe. Plug brake pipe openings.

3. Remove rear axle shaft assembly-to-axle shaft housing retaining nuts. Using Puller (49-0223-630B) and Attachment (49-8501-631A), remove rear axle shaft, backing plate and dust cover as an assembly from axle shaft housing. Remove axle oil seal.

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 AT 2:42 PM

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