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NOTICE No: MT000002923
MODEL: Mazda MPV YEAR: 1996-1998
AFFECTED VINs: N/A
SUBJECT: Front axle knocking/clicking noise at low speed
DETAILS:

1996-98 4WD MPV may experience a thumping noise from the front left drive shaft area. This noise is most noticeable at low speeds (3-10 mph) in 2WD and may slightly increase when turning.

This noise is a result of excessive backlash between the spline on the joint shaft and the serration on the driveshaft.

A joint shaft coupled with a left driveshaft is now available at the PDC. Install this service part on affected vehicle as a complete assembly.

Part NumberDescription
M0Y1-22-700Left Side Joint
CONSUMER NOTICE:
The information and instructions in this notice are intended for use by skilled technicians. Mazda technicians utilize the proper tools/equipment and take training to correctly and safely maintain Mazda vehicles. These instructions should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers." Consumers should not assume this notice applies to their vehicle or that their vehicle will develop the described concern. To determine if the information applies, consumers should contact their nearest authorized Mazda dealership.
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