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WHEEL HUB COMPONENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

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2016 – MX-5 – DriveLine/Axle

WHEEL HUB COMPONENT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

  • Performing the following procedures could cause an open circuit in the rear ABS wheel-speed sensor wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before servicing, disconnect the rear ABS wheel-speed sensor and set it aside so that the wiring harness will not be pulled by mistake.

1. Remove the rear ABS wheel-speed sensor and bracket from the hub support, and set it aside so that it does not interfere with the servicing.

2. Remove the rear brake caliper component and suspend it in a place out of the way using a cable. (See REAR BRAKE (DISC) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3. Remove the rear disc plate. (See REAR BRAKE (DISC) REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

4. When working on the left side of the vehicle, disconnect the auto leveling sensor link from the lower lateral link. (See AUTO LEVELING SENSOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

5. Disconnect the rear stabilizer control link from the lower lateral link. (See REAR STABILIZER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

6. Remove in the order shown in the figure.

7. Install in the reverse order of removal.

8. Inspect the rear wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. (See REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT.)

1

Locknut

(See Locknut Removal Note.)

(See Locknut Installation Note.)

2

Bolt

3

Wheel hub component

(See Wheel Hub Component Installation Note.)

4

Rear wheel hub bolt

(See Rear wheel Hub Bolt Removal Note.)

(See Rear wheel Hub Bolt Installation Note.)

5

Dust cover

6

Bolt

(See Bolt Installation Note.)

7

Upper lateral link

(See UPPER LATERAL LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

8

Bolt

9

Rear shock absorber and coil spring

(See REAR SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

10

Bolt

(See Bolt Installation Note.)

11

Lower link

(See LOWER LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

12

Bolt

13

Trailing link

(See TRAILING LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

14

Bolt

15

Lower lateral link

(See LOWER LATERAL LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

16

Bolt

17

Leading link

(See LEADING LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

18

Hub support

Locknut Removal Note

1. After removing the locknut, temporarily install a nut to the end of the rear drive shaft.

2. Tap the nut with a copper hammer and separate the rear drive shaft from the axle.

Rear wheel Hub Bolt Removal Note

NOTE:

  • Remove the rear wheel hub bolt only if there is any malfunction.

1. Remove the rear wheel hub bolt from the wheel hub component using a press.

Bolt Installation Note

1. Completely tighten the bolts shown in the figure to the specified torque with the vehicle lifted up.

    Tightening torque

  • 66???80 N·m {6.8???8.1 kgf·m, 49???59 ft·lbf}

Rear wheel Hub Bolt Installation Note

1. Press in new rear wheel hub bolt into the wheel hub component using a press.

Wheel Hub Component Installation Note

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

2. Install the wheel hub component.

Locknut Installation Note

1. If dust or grease is on the drive shaft thread area, wipe it off with a cloth.

2. After tightening the locknut once at a torque of 100???150 N·m {11???15 kgf·m, 74???110 ft·lbf}, loosen it 180 degrees once, and then retighten it at a torque of 236???274 N·m {25???27 kgf·m, 175???202 ft·lbf}.

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