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2008 - MX-5 - DriveLine/Axle

REAR DIFFERENTIAL DISASSEMBLY

WARNING:

1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.



1

Breather plug

2

Rear cover

3

Baffle plate

4

Differential component

(See Differential Component Disassembly Note.)

5

Bearing cap

(See Bearing Cap Disassembly Note.)

6

Adjustment shim

(See Adjustment Shim, Side Bearing Outer Race Disassembly Note.)

7

Differential gear case component

8

Side bearing outer race

(See Adjustment Shim, Side Bearing Outer Race Disassembly Note.)

9

Side bearing

(See Side Bearing Disassembly Note.)

10

Ring gear

11

Gear case

12

Roll pin

(See Roll Pin Disassembly Note.)

13

Pinion shaft

14

Pinion gear

15

Thrust washer

16

Side gear

17

Washer

18

Locknut

(See Locknut Disassembly Note.)

19

Washer

20

Companion flange

(See Companion Flange Disassembly Note.)

21

Oil seal (companion flange)

22

Spacer

23

Front bearing

24

Drive pinion component

(See Drive Pinion Component Disassembly Note.)

25

Collapsible spacer

26

Rear bearing

(See Rear Bearing Disassembly Note.)

27

Spacer

28

Drive pinion

29

Front bearing outer race

(See Front Bearing Outer Race, Rear Bearing Outer Race Disassembly Note.)

30

Rear bearing outer race

(See Front Bearing Outer Race, Rear Bearing Outer Race Disassembly Note.)

31

Oil seal (side gear)

32

Differential carrier

33

Oil-fill plug

34

Drain plug


Differential Component Disassembly Note

1. Install the differential component to the SSTs.

Bearing Cap Disassembly Note

1. Mark the bearing cap and differential carrier for proper installation.

Adjustment Shim, Side Bearing Outer Race Disassembly Note

1. Remove the adjustment shim using a flathead screwdriver.

2. Put left and right identification marks on the removed adjustment shims and side bearing outer races.

Side Bearing Disassembly Note

1. Remove the side bearing using the SST.

2. Put left and right identification marks on the removed side bearings.

Roll Pin Disassembly Note

1. Tap the roll pin out from the direction shown in the figure using a pin punch.

Locknut Disassembly Note

1. Remove the locknut while fixing the companion flange using the SST.

Companion Flange Disassembly Note

1. Remove the companion flange using the SST.

Drive Pinion Component Disassembly Note

1. Install the removed locknut to the drive pinion top to prevent damage to the thread.

2. Remove the drive pinion component by tapping the locknut lightly using a plastic hammer.
3. Remove the locknut installed in Step 1.

Rear Bearing Disassembly Note

CAUTION:

1. Remove the rear bearing using the SST and a press.

Front Bearing Outer Race, Rear Bearing Outer Race Disassembly Note

1. Remove the bearing outer race by lightly tapping the edge of the bearing outer race using a flathead screwdriver.



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