How did you get the CV joint back onto the axle? THere is a small snap ring that sits in the groove on the axle...did you just pound the joint on over it? The only way to get the boot on the axle is to take the joint off...I am just having some issues on getting the joint back onto the axle now[/QUOTE]lol, not on mine....what keeps the bearings in place inside the joint is hard to explain, but it looks like someone (at the factory) used a punch, and punched each bearing track that each ball sits in...putting a flat spot on each track, so the balls can't go by it. There is no snap ring there. I actually intended to pop the whole axel out of the diff, so I gave it a couple of real good pulls, and the axel came, the joint did not, works for me,lol. And I simple replaced the retaining ring on the splined shaft, put it back in the joint, put the put the main axel nut back on the wheel side of the axel, and gave it a couple of taps with the hammer, and it popped back into place, I'm guessing it was a fluke that the axel came apart from the joint, instead of the joint comming out of the diff,lol.[/QUOTE]
Did you "re-stake" the metal holding the bearing cage down? My kit directions says to re-stake it, but I'm not sure how deep the bearing cage sits in the plunging house and how to re-stake it.
2007 Polaris Sportsman 800 EFI