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Alan Callison

Rear axle bearing replacement on an 04 Yam Kodiak 400 4x4

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Hello boys and girls!:howdy:I need a little help if ya dont mind.I need to replace the rear axle bearings on my 400 but Im going at this blind having never done it before. Ive looked it up in the repair manual but it doesn't give any specific steps on how to do it. I've got the left rear brakes off already as I was replacing the shoes anyway. Can somebody give me a rundown on what Ive gotta do please?I know I need to pull the right wheel off just havent done that yet. Do I need to take anything apart in the final drive or elsewhere in order to yank the axle out for instance? Which side does the axle come out from,L or R? Any details I need to know will be greatly appreciated.Thanks ya'll!

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The wheels need to come off. Everything off the axle. It should pull out from left to right as your looking at it. It would be okay if you pulled the sprocket off if it's chain driven.

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Axle comes out from the right side.  You'll need a long rod/punch to knock those bearings out.

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A blind bearing puller attached to a slide hammer saves allot of headaches on these jobs. Especially when the majority of the time you get to them the bearing has disintegrated

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