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ATV Rear Axle Bearings

SAFETY FIRST: Protective gloves and eyewear are recommended at this point.

Note: These instructions are very general, and you should have a service manual for your particular vehicle to get a better understanding of your particular setup and have factory recommended torque levels and specifications on hand.

Check out the Additional Service Information Resources for more information on finding service information for your specific vehicle.

If you are replacing axle carrier bearings see the ATV Axle Carrier Bearings guide.

Prep

Thoroughly clean the vehicle to make the job easier and prevent contamination of the new components during installation.

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Get your steering bearing kit from ALL BALLS RACING.

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Remove the contents of your ALL BALLS RACING rear axle bearing rebuild kit. Layout the components in an organized manner for easy installation.

Place the new bearings in the freezer for about an hour before installing them.

Axle Housing

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Remove the axle housings and axle from the final drive unit.

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Remove the dust seals with a seal pick or flat blade screwdriver.

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Remove the bearing from the axle housing with a suitable bearing puller or drive it out from the opposite side.

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Clean away all of the old grease, grime, and rust from the bearing bore.

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Inspect the bearing bore for wear and damage. Make sure the bore is free of damage or burrs that may cause the new bearings to hang during installation.

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Install the new bearing into the axle housing.

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Drive the bearing in until it is fully seated or to the OEM specified depth. Use a suitable driver or socket that only applies force to the outer race of the bearing.

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Apply grease to the lips of the dust seal.

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Install the dust seal into the axle housing.

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Push the dust seal in so that it fits flush or as otherwise specified by the OEM.

Drum Brake

Panel

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Remove the hub nut, brake drum cover, brake drum, and shoes. Remove the brake drum panel from the axle housing.

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Remove the dust seal with a seal pick or flat blade screwdriver.

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Remove the snap ring with snap ring pliers.

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Heat the brake panel around the area of the bearings with a heat gun.

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Drive the bearings out.

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Clean away all of the old grease, grime, and rust from the bearing bore.

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Inspect the bearing bore for wear and damage. Make sure the bore is free of damage or burrs that may cause the new bearings to hang during installation.

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Take the bearing out of the freezer and install it into the brake panel.

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Drive the bearing in so that it is fully seated. Use a suitable driver or socket that only applies force to the outer race of the bearing.

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Install the second bearing in the same manner as the first.

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Use snap ring pliers to install the snap ring into its groove to secure the bearings.

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Apply grease to the lips of the dust seal.

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Install the dust seal over the bearings so that it fits flush or to the OEM specified depth.

Drum Cover

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Remove the old dust seal from the brake drum cover.

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Clean up the seal area.

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Inspect the seal area for damage.

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Apply grease to the lips of the new dust seal.

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Install the new dust seal into the brake drum cover.

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Drive the seal into place with an appropriate driver that matches the outside diameter of the seal.

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Assemble the vehicle. Replace any other seals with new items as necessary or as indicated by the OEM.

Tighten the fasteners to specification and Install new cotter pints with the hub nuts.

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