Everything You Need to Know About Replacing Your Mazda Axle Assembly

Are you a Mazda owner who’s looking to replace one of the axles on your car? This guide is just what you need. In it, you will find instructions on replacing your axle assembly and more.

What is an Axle Assembly and How Does it Work?

A front wheel drive passenger car has 2 CV axles in the front of the car (left and right). To put it quite simply, an axle assembly delivers power from the engine to the wheel. All wheel drive vehicles also have axles at the rear of the car to deliver power to the wheels. Pickup trucks and older sedans have an axle at the rear of the vehicle that also bears the weight of the vehicle in addition to delivering power.

Axle drawing

This article has more information on Mazda axle assemblies if you’re interested in reading more about them.

How to Diagnose a Failing Axle Assembly

When one of your axles fails, your car doesn’t move at all. That’s why it’s important to diagnose the issue as soon as possible. All you need is a car lift (or jack), a flashlight, and this tutorial. Basically, you need to visually inspect the entire axle assembly for any signs of damage.

How to Replace an Axle Assembly on Your Mazda

The best way to replace a bad axle assembly on your Mazda is outlined in this step-by-step guide, which also contains a list of tools you need to get started. The replacement process basically consists of 9 steps that show you how to remove the old axle assembly and then install the new one.

Before starting the job, you will need an OEM replacement axle assembly. If you’re looking to save some money, you can order an OEM axle assembly from us. We offer genuine OEM Mazda parts at great discounted prices. Look up your Mazda model in our catalog of axle assemblies to see how much money you can save on one. We also included a few quick links to some of our most popular axle assemblies:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions that were not answered in this guide.