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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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2002 Sportsman 500 Drive shaft removal u-joint

I really appreciate this forum. There is some great information on it.
I have a 2002 Sportsman 500 with the independant suspension rear end and need to replace the u joint on the main shaft. What is the easiest way to remove the drive shaft and do you know the NAPA part number for a new one with a grease insert.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 04:11 PM
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I have a 2001 so I think our bikes are similar.

You have to drive out the large roll pin from the front u-joint , then the shaft should slide off the rear spline.
You can check prices at cyclepartswarehouse dot com for OEM polaris parts.

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You also have to take 4 bolts out of rear diff and slide it back a little , napa#338 for u-joint
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You also have to take 4 bolts out of rear diff and slide it back a little , napa#338 for u-joint
For some reason I didn't have to do that when I removed my shaft assembly?

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OOps my bad Im thinking of the 6-7-800s 338 u-joint will still work.
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