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Hi everyone, I have a 2013 sportaman 400. I have it built up for mudding. 27"x9x12 mega mayhems, wildboaratv rad relocation kit, home made snork (done the right way). I have not yet backed up the axles but that time as come and I busted up my back axles and my fronts a week before that. So right now I'm sitting with my quad on jacks and can not drive. I have ordere rhino axles for the rear but we're out of stock for the front. I could really use the help on getting my axles out. I heard you just push and pull hard and it should pop out but that won't work now because the upper CVs are just a shell now and the axles will not go back in. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks Reid.
 

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Attach some lengths of chain to the inboard Axle via a muffler clamp and attach the other end of the chain to a 5lb slide hammer and it will pop out.
 

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Attach some lengths of chain to the inboard Axle via a muffler clamp and attach the other end of the chain to a 5lb slide hammer and it will pop out.
Thx. I have also heard of people welding to the CVs and us either a slide hammer or a come a long. And also where can you get a slide hammer. Thx
 

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Yeah welder would be just fine in ur situation cause ur axles r toast. Fyi I have done some research on suitable oem axle upgrades for non lifted bikes and highlifter dht's are said to be of a slightly higher quality the the rhinos because the boots are better quality so if the rhinos are to far out verify my findings and see if they might be a possibility for u.
 

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Yeah welder would be just fine in ur situation cause ur axles r toast. Fyi I have done some research on suitable oem axle upgrades for non lifted bikes and highlifter dht's are said to be of a slightly higher quality the the rhinos because the boots are better quality so if the rhinos are to far out verify my findings and see if they might be a possibility for u.

Ya I think i will try to weld some chain to it. I have looked at the outlaw DHT they are 100$ more then the rhinos. Since I have already ordered the axles I'm not going to replace them now. And rhino back axles will be fine for me. I never actually broke a stock back axle from tires or loading up an axle. It was just the fronts that have me problems.
 

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Oh ok I figured if u didn't want to wait for the fronts because they were on back.order the DHT's might work for ya.
 

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Attach some lengths of chain to the inboard Axle via a muffler clamp and attach the other end of the chain to a 5lb slide hammer and it will pop out.
thats how I pulled my axles...I rented the slide hammer from Adavanced Auto..its actualy free when you return it..the fee is just a security deposit....

I tried for a day the pry method but just would not budge and was afraid of cracking the case..so I came up with the idea of using a puller but had to divise a way to get a way to get a pull spot on the cup....came up with the muffler clamp and chain..worked great..1 pull and it was off....spray some rust buster behind the cup a few times and next day pull it
 

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Attach some lengths of chain to the inboard Axle via a muffler clamp and attach the other end of the chain to a 5lb slide hammer and it will pop out.
thats how I pulled my axles...I rented the slide hammer from Adavanced Auto..its actualy free when you return it..the fee is just a security deposit....

I tried for a day the pry method but just would not budge and was afraid of cracking the case..so I came up with the idea of using a puller but had to divise a way to get a way to get a pull spot on the cup....came up with the muffler clamp and chain..worked great..1 pull and it was off....spray some rust buster behind the cup a few times and next day pull it
Thx. I think that's what I'll do. I have already sprayed rust buster in be hind the CVs. I have been thinking about ordering the outlaw DHT's because they are available but I'm not sure about the price. When I get my new axles in before I put them in I'm going never cease in the splines so I can try to avoid this problem later
 

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That's a good idea and hit that spring ring also that's primarily the problem.
 

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That's a good idea and hit that spring ring also that's primarily the problem.
Sorry but I must ask what is the spring ring?
 

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That's it there at the begining of the splines.
 

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That's it there at the begining of the splines.
Ok how would I hit the sprig ring. I stuck my finger In my CV to see if I could find that ring or like a clip that I could have opened but I cand find nothing todo with the ring
 

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I'm sorry I should have been a little clearer when I said "hit the spring ring". I was referring to al53's comment on anti-seizing the splines. I just wanted u to make sure and get anti-seize on the ring because that's the part that gets jammed up.
 

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I'm sorry I should have been a little clearer when I said "hit the spring ring". I was referring to al53's comment on anti-seizing the splines. I just wanted u to make sure and get anti-seize on the ring because that's the part that gets jammed up.
Ok I get what ur saying. I'll hit them with a hammer later today. Thanks for all ur help
 
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