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Aaron Wilson

1996 Yamaha Kodiak 400 CV Axle Replacement

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My 1996 Yamaha Kodiak 400 has a cracked CV Axle boot and the axle wiggles back and fourth if you pull on it. It also clunks if you go from forward to reverse fast with the tires turned hard one way or the other. Im thinking a new axle will solve the problem. Can you guys walk me through the steps of replacing the CV Axle, I have never done anything like this.

Thanks

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You can get a rebuild kit for them. But first, jack up the front end and spin and turn the wheel by hand to check for any clunking in the joint to be sure that's your problem.

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Good point about getting wheel off of the ground and double checking. I good sign is while riding make a slow U turn in both directions and you should hear a clicking sound if it’s the front end.  As far as bank you usually  have to get the wheels off the ground and see what kind of play you have.  Sometimes you hear a click when you take off but it’s hard to notice with engine noise.  

Youtube it and you will find plenty of videos on this work.  

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