2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 298Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 298

FINAL DRIVE Drive Shaft and CV Joint Handling Tips Care should be exercised during driveshaft removal or when servicing CV
when joint boots are replaced and when joints are cleanedRefer to text for grease capacity of CV joints and CV joint bootsNOTE:
When replacing damaged boot, check the grease for contamination by rubbing it between two fingersA gritty feeling indicates
contaminationIf the grease is not contaminated, the boot can be replaced without cleaning the CV jointUse the recommended
amount of grease for boot replacement only (see illustration)NOTE: Use only the Constant Velocity Joint grease supplied with
boot service kitIF CV JOINT WAS CLEANED, add the recommended amount of grease to the joint in addition to the grease pack
supplied with boot kit3Clean the grease from the face of the joint4Place the drive shaft in soft-jawed vise Outer CV JointBoot
Replacement 1Using side cutters, cut away and discard the boot clamps 2Remove the large end of the boot from the CV joint
and slide the boot down the shaft 99234122012 Sportsman 400500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual Copyright 2011 Polaris Sales