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Mazda 5 Technical Guide Driveline, Axle

Mazda 5 Technical Guide Driveline, Axle

Mazda 5 Technical Guide Driveline/Axle

DRIVELINE/AXLE NEW FEATURES
Improved driveability

  1. Unit-design, double angular ball bearings with low rotational resistance adopted for and rear axles
  2. Bell-shaped constant velocity joint adopted for wheel-side joint of front drive shaft
  3. Tripod-shaped constant velocity joint adopted for differential-side joint of front drive shaft

Reduced vibration and noise

  1. Bell-shaped constant velocity joint adopted for wheel-side joint of front drive shaft
  2. Tripod-shaped constant velocity joint adopted for differential-side joint of front drive shaft

Improved serviceability: Unit bearings that require no preload adjustment adopted for the rear wheels

FRONT AXLE OUTLINE Features
Angular ball bearings with low rotational resistance have been adopted for the front axle wheel bearing. Due to this, driveability has been improved.

FRONT DRIVE SHAFT OUTLINE Construction

  1. A bell joint has been adopted for the wheel-side constant velocity joint, reducing vibration and noise.
  2. A tripod joint and double offset joint have been adopted for the differential side constant velocity joint to reduce booming noise during high-speed driving and vibration when idling.
  3. The double offset joint type drive shaft (for LF (MTX/RH)) is a single unit.

DRIVE SHAFT
steer* when accelerating quickly from a standstill and improving driveability. *Torque steer The vehicle pulls to one side during acceleration from a standstill or normal acceleration due to a right-left difference in momentum created by engine torque.

Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process
In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty.

Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you must live with the repair. Depending on your policy limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on Genuine GM parts. Remember if your vehicle is leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance coverage does not pay the full cost.

If another party’s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company’s collision policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within reasonable limits.

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