Hello everyone, I just bought my first real ATV Saturday, it's a new to me '03 Sportsman 500 HO with very low miles. Anyway I purchased it knowing the CV boots on the right rear need replacing, no big deal I'm a DIY guy. I watched a couple youtube videos and dove right in. Not a problem one except that I could not get the cage and ball assembly out of the plunging joint at the transmission end for cleaning and inspection, I was able to remove the shaft and joint on the wheel end but the transmission end seemed to have little demples that keep the joint from just sliding out of the cup, tilting the cage/ball unit like on the wheel end did not work for me. I ended up cleaning it the best I could without removing the cage and ball assembly and repacking with the fresh grease. I still consider the operation a sucess and a learning experience but for future reference how does the cage and ball assembly come out of the plunging joint cup? I'll try to post a picture and maybe you can see more details. Notice the demples on the groves for the balls.
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