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Also this weekend my fourtrax started to make noise in the upper right cv joint. Yet the boot it not torn and it is completely packed with grease. Time for a new axle?


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Is it clicking when turning the wheels? Going straight? Anytime the bike is moving?

If yes to any of the above, time for a new CV most likely.
 

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Is it clicking when turning the wheels? Going straight? Anytime the bike is moving?

If yes to any of the above, time for a new CV most likely.


Just when I'm going straight forward it does it and it does it really bad when on concrete


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Check your brakes, you could have one dragging. I had a Rubicon with a broken adjuster tab on one shoe that caused similar problems.
 

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Have you checked the front driveshaft to be sure it's fully seating in the transfer case and in the front diff?

I'm still thinking CV, but it would most likely also be noisy/clicky when turning.

I'm not the most experienced guy here by any means, and I'm sure the "usual suspects" will be along shortly to give their opinions/advice as well.
 

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cv-joint ?, or bad spider gears and clutch pack ?.
 

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they do have a clutch pack in the front differential in case you never tore one all apart ?..lol.
 

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It's not the from diff so that's what's weird I don't want to buy a axle unless I have to


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When I was doing my build on the Mean Green Machine, I had a clicking in the front end when turning the wheels. Whether it was being driven or with the front end jacked up. Turn the handlebars...clicky clicky.

Sounded like it was coming from the front diff. Even used a backyard stethoscope (long screwdriver) to "listen" to the diff. I had already planned to replace all the bearings and seals in the diff anyway, so much to my surprise it still clicked/popped after it was all put back together.

Sure enough, it was the front right CV. Replaced them both for $120 and problem was solved.

Chances are pretty high that it's the problem you have as well. Unless the front diff had been completely swamped and been driven with sand/dirt in it for a while, it is probably ok. The CVs are definitely the weakest link (by design) in the front drivetrain.
 

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When I was doing my build on the Mean Green Machine, I had a clicking in the front end when turning the wheels. Whether it was being driven or with the front end jacked up. Turn the handlebars...clicky clicky.

Sounded like it was coming from the front diff. Even used a backyard stethoscope (long screwdriver) to "listen" to the diff. I had already planned to replace all the bearings and seals in the diff anyway, so much to my surprise it still clicked/popped after it was all put back together.

Sure enough, it was the front right CV. Replaced them both for $120 and problem was solved.

Chances are pretty high that it's the problem you have as well. Unless the front diff had been completely swamped and been driven with sand/dirt in it for a while, it is probably ok. The CVs are definitely the weakest link (by design) in the front drivetrain.


Surprising this Atv is a 95 and has never been submerged. And when I bought it 4 months ago I changed all fluids and there was no signs of anything bad in the diff. Just black oil needing to be changed but it wasn't bad.


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When I was doing my build on the Mean Green Machine, I had a clicking in the front end when turning the wheels. Whether it was being driven or with the front end jacked up. Turn the handlebars...clicky clicky.

Sounded like it was coming from the front diff. Even used a backyard stethoscope (long screwdriver) to "listen" to the diff. I had already planned to replace all the bearings and seals in the diff anyway, so much to my surprise it still clicked/popped after it was all put back together.

Sure enough, it was the front right CV. Replaced them both for $120 and problem was solved.

Chances are pretty high that it's the problem you have as well. Unless the front diff had been completely swamped and been driven with sand/dirt in it for a while, it is probably ok. The CVs are definitely the weakest link (by design) in the front drivetrain.


Surprising this Atv is a 95 and has never been submerged. And when I bought it 4 months ago I changed all fluids and there was no signs of anything bad in the diff. Just black oil needing to be changed but it wasn't bad.


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just because there were no signs of it being sunk ?, does not mean its not time to inspect/replace worn/damaged parts ?. it's old, old age makes things not work so good ?, ( i'm old..so I know..lol ), really though, don't think for one min, all parts are in great shape, just because it was never sunk ? :).
 
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