Yeah, I believe those 4 nuts are the nuts that hold the backing plate on. Take the 4 nuts off and the backing plate should come off and the axle should pull out the right side, if I remember right. It's been a long time since I've worked on one of those Fourtrax 250s.or do I take off the nuts that hold right side to the frame?
that flange is what i was speaking of in my first post..you have to remove the whole axle out of the rear before you can get to the left rear bearing that sits inside the axle tubbing..from the way you explained your process..you left the axle in the rear diff/axle tubbing...lol..anyway..to answer your question about the left rear bearing...the axle has to come all the way out of the rear in order to get to the bearings..and helmut was correct about the right rear bearings..they rest just inside the brake backing plate. edit : unless you remove just the left rear axle tubbing from the diff...lol.Guys, all went well. I could not bang out the left side bearing with a pipe going in from the right side. There is a flange on the axel that the bearing rests up againt that won't allow you to get a pipe on the outside race. I took off the left axel and banged them out that way.
I would recommend that you spray everything with PB Blaster and let it sit for a few hours before you try to remove the bearings. Works much better.
Replaced the right side drum brake pads while I had it apart.
Everything else went exactly as you outlined. Great job, much appreciated!
Sorry about the lack of pics. Just didn't work out this time.