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Old 10-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear bearings on a 94 fourtrax

Hi Everyone,

I am new to the site, so thanks in advance for all of the great information.

My issue, the rear bearings in my 94 fourtrax 300 are shot. I need to replace them but not sure what kit to buy. Does anyone know how many bearings I will be replacing? Any suggestions on where to get them? What brand?

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Welcome to the forums. You have the two bearings and the two seals in each side of the differential case, plus the big pinion bearing and seal and the pinion needle bearing. This is all the bearings and seals in the differential. You also have a bearing and seal in the aluminum brake panel and another seal in the brake drum cover.

Here's a link to a kit that I believe contains all the bearings and seals that you need to do both the differential and the brake panel and brake drum cover.

TRX300 Rear Differential & Wheel Bearing & Seal Kits | eBay

Here's another kit that contains the bearings and seals for the differential, but I don't think it includes the bearing and seal for the brake panel or the seal for the brake drum cover.

TRX300 Rear Differential Bearing & Seal Kit | eBay
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Helmut, how hard is it to properly setup the ring and pinion when you install a new bearing kit like those.
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Helmut, how hard is it to properly setup the ring and pinion when you install a new bearing kit like those.
set up ???..you mean take the old out..and put new in ??..not hard..if you know what your doing !..lol..main thing is..having the right tools..and getting the pinion needle bearing out..thats the hardest part right there !.
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Helmut, how hard is it to properly setup the ring and pinion when you install a new bearing kit like those.
set up ???..you mean take the old out..and put new in ??..not hard..if you know what your doing !..lol..main thing is..having the right tools..and getting the pinion needle bearing out..thats the hardest part right there !.
@ starmac: If you meant setting the backlash, the backlash is set by the shims on either side of the ring gear. When you take the diff case apart, just remember where the shims on each side the ring gear go and put them back like they were and you should be fine. Some are thicker than others, so remember which side each shim was on. Do the same thing with the shim on the pinion shaft, just put it back where it was. This is the way I do it and I've never had any problems.
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Helmut that is what I was talking about. thanks Sounds pretty straight forward unless you install a new ring and pinion.

Shade tree by right tools, are there any special tools involved, that are a must have.
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Helmut that is what I was talking about. thanks Sounds pretty straight forward unless you install a new ring and pinion.

Shade tree by right tools, are there any special tools involved, that are a must have.
If installing a new ring and pinion, then you will need to adjust the shims so that the backlash is between 0.003in and 0.007in, using a dial indicator (horizontal type) to measure through the oil fill hole.

Likewise, different thickness shims are used on the pinion shaft to set the tooth contact pattern.

As far as the tools to replace the bearings, you will need the lock nut tool to remove the lock nut that holds the pinion shaft in. There's also a tool to hold the pinion shaft while loosening the pinion nut and this would make things much easier, because that pinion nut will be extremely tight and it's hard to hold the shaft by any other means. Both of these tools can be made if you have a welder and a little fabricating skills.
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By the way, here are all the proper tools used to remove the pinion shaft and change the bearings and the accompanying pictures will give you an idea of what they're used for:

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