2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 299Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 299

FINAL DRIVE 5Using soft-faced hammer, or brass drift, strike the inner race of the joint to drive the joint off the drive
to the cage, pitting or galling or chips in raceways call for joint replacementNOTE: Shiny areas in ball tracks and on the
cage spheres are normalDo not replace CV joints because parts have polished surfacesReplace CV joint only if components are
cracked, broken, worn or otherwise unserviceable10Clean the splines on the end of the shaft and apply light coat of grease
prior to reassembly11Slide the small boot clamp and boot (small end first) onto the drive shaft and position the boot in
it's groove machined in the shaft12Install NEW circlip on the end of the shaft 7Remove the CV boot from the shaft CAUTION
Complete disassembly of the CV joint is NOT recommendedThe internal components are precision fit and develop their own characteristic