Filed Under (Mazda) by admin on 19-11-2010
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Remove the engine fan/clutch assembly and shroud. 3. Remove the accessory drive belt(s). 4. On those engines with a separate damper and pulley, remove the retaining bolts, then separate the crankshaft damper from the pulley. 5. Remove the pulley-to-crankshaft bolt and washer. Fig. Fig. 1: If necessary on some engines, assemble a puller to the damper … Fig. Fig. 2: … then tighten the center bolt to remove the damper from the crankshaft Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the crankshaft pulley center nut by installing a small bolt on the outside of the pulley, using a prybar for holding force and a socket and breaker bar Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the crankshaft pulley, keep the small bolt in for installation purposes 6. If necessary, use a puller tool to remove the damper/pulley from the crankshaft. 7. If equipped, remove the crankshaft key. To install: WARNING On MPV models equipped with the 3.0L engine, the crankshaft position sensor rotor is on the rear of the damper/pulley and can be easily damaged. 8. Inspect the front cover seal and replace if necessary. 9. On 3.0L (B Series Pick-up) and 4.0L engines, perform the following: a. Coat the rubbing surface of the damper/pulley with clean engine oil. b. Apply a small amount of RTV sealant to the damper keyway groove. c. On the B Series Pick-up with the 3.0L engine, use a crankshaft damper installation tool to press the damper onto the crankshaft. Install and tighten the retaining bolt to 93-121 ft. lbs. (125-165 Nm).