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CV Joints

WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR CV JOINTS

-- And, how to fix sloppy steering & recall info -- By Sarge McCoy SINGING IN THE RAIN Dear Sarge, We have an old 2006 Yamaha 660 Rhino SE that has started making a whining noise at speed and the occasional clunk when you turn to the right. My dealer says I must immediately stop running it and bring it in for service or the axles will break! The price he quoted for all four CV joints was over $800 in parts for the joints and $400 in labor! So, Sarge, would you replace the four joints or go with replacement-axle…

HOW-TO: Replace CVs & Axles

CV axles are used to drive every model UTV and independently suspended ATV on the market. Whether replacing a torn CV boot, a broken axle, or even upgrading to stronger or longer axles for an aftermarket suspension, as an ATV enthusiast, you are bound to be tearing into one at one time or another. While it looks a bit scary, there really is little mystery to axle repair, and the same basic process can be used on almost any model CV axle. We will show you how to rebuild a broken RZR XP axle with OEM Polaris parts, but you…