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So I bought a nice to me 2002 Honda foreman 450 for $700. It runs and drives real nice but it needs some front and rear axle work.i know the left side differential bearing is bad because it is leaking fluid into to the axle cover and the axle has movement. I got the left side off but the brake side has kicked my butt. I torqued, used a cheater bar, and torched the axle nut, but still can’t get the nut off? Any suggestions? Also the differential fluid smelled horrendous. I already know I have to replace the whole brake system because it’s rusted shut. If I unbolt the right side bolts holding the axle cover on will the axle and brake come out as one piece? With how bad the differential smells would I be better off just doing a whole rear end replacement? Also would a 2004 rear end fit my 2003? I found a nice used one on eBay for $330.