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Old 02-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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axle wont come out

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on my arctic cat 400 FIS , I have changed the seals on the front dif,,heck probably 2 times on each side...just give them axles a good yank and bammm she comes out...

well now i am onto the rear axle....i cannot get this SOB to come out...and to boot...i pulled the axle out of the outer cv joint.

can you guys give me some good pointers to get this axle out

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See if you can hunt down a slide hammer, local parts store may lend you one. That'll get it out.








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But you may end up pulling the axle out of the inner cv that way.
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I usually use (on IFS trucks) two long screwdrivers. Put the drivers in around each side between the diff and axle. Push one and pull the other...Becareful as to not damage the diff seal. It also helps to rotate the axle a little if it doesnt come out immediately..the circlip has to line up perfectly in order to pop out.

Pry for a second, spin, pry for a second, spin...repeat until it pops out.

Sometimes you can just "pull" the axle out, but more often than not the Circlip is stubborn and you have to use the "screwdriver" method. I'd use a slide hammer as a last resort.








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Old 02-09-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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ok well...i still could not get that SOB out !! I am wandering if there is some sludge(yep i forgot about the diffs for a year or so at first when new) around the axle where the clip is not letting it decompress small enough to let the axle come out ? do you think ,and is it safe to run some diesel through it for a bit to loosen any junk up in there ?








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The gear oil shouldn't break down as easily as engine oil, so more than likey there isn't any sludge in there. If the diff grease was clean then you shouldn't have any mud/grit built up in the spines or around the clip.

Did you use the screwdrivers? Its a bit frustrating at first, but after a little practice you can pop um out everytime! If the axles have never been out then the Circlips are probably still stiff and stubborn...your actually supposed to replace those everytime you remove the axle, but I never do; therefore making it easier to remove the next time...if that clip is the only thing thats holding the axle into place, then your in bad shape .

On the diesel note, it will not hurt the differential to cycle some through, but unless there is lots of mud/grit in there I see no need in it.

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The gear oil shouldn't break down as easily as engine oil, so more than likey there isn't any sludge in there.
On the diesel note, it will not hurt the differential to cycle some through, but unless there is lots of mud/grit in there I see no need in it.

If at first you dont succeed try, try, try, again!
yea...i can remember back in 2006..there was sludge,clumpy crap in there and i remember taking some air and some brake cleaner to get things loosened up to get it to come out
i will in fact try again...what is the best replacement boot,,,and where is the best place to buy the clamps and the clamp tool ?

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I bought my boot tool from Snap-On when I worked at a Ford Dealership, but Napa has them also. I use just standard replacement boots from Ebay or my local atv shop.

If there was sludge in there it was probably dirt...It wouldn't hurt to flush it with diesel fuel or carb cleaner....the brake parts cleaner is a little harder on the seals than the carb cleaner.








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thanks...i will let you know how it turns out








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do you guys think it would be ok to run some k1 kerosene in the rear diff to clean up any junk in there....without hurting anything in there ? and do ya think it would clean things up ? i have seen people running it in there parts washers so just curious.








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Kerosene and Diesel are about the same. It wont hurt anything to run it through, but Diesel is cheaper, and does pretty much the same thing....just smells loud.








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Did you get one of the rear axles out of the diff? If you have one out and one stuck you can knock the stuck axle out from the other side with a brass drift. Stick the drift right thru the diff and whack it with a hammer or small sledge.








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nope only needed one side out....if i cant get it next time a try i will try the other side...thanks for the help guys !








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could run some seafoam threw your diff also .. if there is any moisture that will get rid of it....








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Did you get one of the rear axles out of the diff? If you have one out and one stuck you can knock the stuck axle out from the other side with a brass drift. Stick the drift right thru the diff and whack it with a hammer or small sledge.
well im back at it.

and go figure...i can not get either side out...pulled both the outer cv joints apart from leaving the hubs on for something to pull on...guessing i am going to be needing a slide hammer,that is the only thing i haven't tried yet...any other suggestions ?








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