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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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(Resolved!) Magnum 325 2x4 Swing arm removal (pics)

Hey fellas, great forum ya'll have here and I hope I can take advantage of some of the minds on the forum.

I am in the process of replacing the swing arm bearings etc. on a 2002 2x4 Magnum 325. I have run across a problem that has stopped me dead in my tracks. I have removed the right and left pivot bolts from the swing arm, but I can't get to the bearings because I can't raise the arm high enough to get to them. I can't raise the front of the swing arm because the drive shaft runs through it.

How the heck do I disconnect the drive shaft so I can raise the swing arm up? Looks like there's a roll pin on the spline portion, but I'm worried that that's the hard way of doing it. There's also the U-joint? I think that's what it's called. Is it easy to separate those? If so, how? I have attached some photos because sometimes it's hard for me to describe things. A picture and all that, ya know.

Any ideas and advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Hey,

All you have to do is remove the rearend. Un bolt the shock and brake caliper,
then take the 7 bolts out, and it will slide back and out. Then pull the swingarm
and install new bushings.
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Hey,

All you have to do is remove the rearend. Un bolt the shock and brake caliper,
then take the 7 bolts out, and it will slide back and out. Then pull the swingarm
and install new bushings.
Thanks for the reply, Corey!

I'm new to this, so here's another question. I understand how to remove the caliper and shock, but the 7 bolts? Are these holding the drive shaft to the rear end? Could you give me a general location to look for the bolts?

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Your welcome Ricky.

There are 3 on the left side through the swingarm, back by the axle. The other 4
are on the right side that go into the rearend housing.
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Your welcome Ricky.

There are 3 on the left side through the swingarm, back by the axle. The other 4
are on the right side that go into the rearend housing.
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I'll definitely give this a try and report back.

Thanks again, Corey!
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Let me know how you make out.
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Let me know how you make out.
Worked like a charm! You were exactly right and I truly appreciate it, Corey.

I'm going to post some pictures of what you had me do just in case someone's searching for this same answer.

Thanks again, Corey!
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Sweet!!!!!!!! Let me know if you need anything else.
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Sweet!!!!!!!! Let me know if you need anything else.
Oh, I will for sure!

Could a moderator change the thread title to "(Resolved!) Magnum 325 2x4 Swing arm removal (pics)"?? Maybe?

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 09:45 AM
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Ricky and Cory, thanks for posting these pictures and having this discussion, I need to do the same thing to my 235 and the pic's were extremly helpful. I own both of you a steak dinner!!!
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