2013 Brute 750 Front diff and steering question
I unfortunately traded into a 2013 Brute 750 that had been driven hard and put away dirty. Plastics busted up on the front, straight wired fan, and a leaking front diff. I went to change the seals. No big deal. The right side went off without a hitch. Got to the left, when I pulled out the CV, the needle bearing let go of every needle that was above level. The cage those needles were in slid out as well. Might I point out that when I drained the front diff oil, it looked like chocolate milk from all of the water that got in there.
Anyways, I've got to get this front diff out in guessing to install the new needle bearing I got for it. I might as well rebuild it once I get it out is what in guessing. Anyways, I got everything detached today, and I really hope I don't have to remove the handle bars and steering stem to get this thing out. If I could remove the plate the tie rods hook into, then it looks like it will come out. How does that thing come off? There is a case hardened piece on the bottom of the stem that is round on the very bottom with a square just above that, then above that are the steering stops. I have power steering on this one. It is a special edition or something. Anyways, how do I get that bottom portion off? I've never owned an ATV before. First one. I've got a Kubota RTV 900 UTV and it's nowhere near as big a PITA as this thing is. I'd really appreciate any help on this guys. I am dreading ripping the entire front and top off of this machine with all of the riveted together plastics with zip ties holding crap together.
Oh! It's got double muzzy exhaust. Anyway to know if it's been mapped or not?
Thank y'all so much in advance.