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About a week ago I pulled the front end apart because I had a poping sound in my front end. Thought it would be my cvs but found out my knuckle bearings were toast. I replaced the seals and bearings and put it back together and for a moment I thought it stoped the poping but its still doing it. I'm about to pull the axels out again and go thrue the cvs. When I'm going on level ground strait or turning right it doesn't pop. But when I turn left it pops like crazy. Does this narrow it down to one of the cvs? The poping sounds like it's coming from the left but I could be wrong. When I get these axels out how can I tell if a cv joint is bad or not? Thanks
 

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You can usually tell if they're bad when they're still in the 4-wheeler, by just grabbing them and trying to wiggle them. They should be good and tight, if you can wiggle them, they're bad.
 

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You can usually tell if they're bad when they're still in the 4-wheeler, by just grabbing them and trying to wiggle them. They should be good and tight, if you can wiggle them, they're bad.

Yeh I imagine ur talking about grabbing the center Axel between the inner and outer cvs. I've shook the whole four wheeler trying to see if I can feel any give out of the cvs and they are as tight as they can be.
 

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Correction: If setting on the seat looking forward the right axel is stiff as it can be but after checking the left one again is has a very very slight movement when i pull it left and right. So Im geussing thats my problem? Is it usally the inner or outter bearing thats bad?
 

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Correction: If setting on the seat looking forward the right axel is stiff as it can be but after checking the left one again is has a very very slight movement when i pull it left and right. So Im geussing thats my problem? Is it usally the inner or outter bearing thats bad?
If it makes the popping noise when you cut it deep, it's most likely the outer CV joint.
 

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Correction: If setting on the seat looking forward the right axel is stiff as it can be but after checking the left one again is has a very very slight movement when i pull it left and right. So Im geussing thats my problem? Is it usally the inner or outter bearing thats bad?
If it makes the popping noise when you cut it deep, it's most likely the outer CV joint.
ok ill check it. When I get the boot off is there something I should be looking for to know if its bad or not
 

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Correction: If setting on the seat looking forward the right axel is stiff as it can be but after checking the left one again is has a very very slight movement when i pull it left and right. So Im geussing thats my problem? Is it usally the inner or outter bearing thats bad?
If it makes the popping noise when you cut it deep, it's most likely the outer CV joint.
ok ill check it. When I get the boot off is there something I should be looking for to know if its bad or not
Before you take the boot off, get a hold of the cv joint and twist it around in a circular motion through it's travel and feel for play or roughness and listen for noise. It should be smooth.

When you get the boot off, you can look for wear, but it's usually pretty hard to see wear especially with that grease all over it.
 
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