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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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What should Labor cost to replace axles a wheel bearings

I suspect I've got at least one bad wheel bearing and one bad cv joint on an 09 xt650. Boots are also torn close to the wheels. I figure while the rear end is apart to address these things, I might as well replace both wheel bearings and both axles. Amazon has axle and wheel bearing bundle for $70.

I've watched a few videos, but never had the opportunity to replace axles and bearings myself.

1) should I try it myself?

2) if I get the parts and have someone else do the replace and install, what is customar/usual Labor cost for this?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-27-2017, 09:08 PM
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"K&T Parts House Lawn Mower Parts and Chain Saw & Trimmer Parts" is the place to download a repair manual. The axles are super easy to replace, and yes, its the perfect time to replace the bearings, too. Pull the spindles off and rent a bearing removal/installation kit from a parts store like CARQUEST or Advance Auto. I used a block of wood, hammer, vise and sockets to press my old out and new in. Its super simple. The hardest part is probably torqueing the outer axle nuts to 200 ft pounds.
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It's easy if everything comes apart. Sometimes the axles don't come out easy, same with bearings. So expect a few challenges, but it's a DIY job. I don't know what your brand your getting from Amazon but I won't put anything but Koyo bearings in a Arctic cat. I have tried a few others and they don't last nearly as long. FYI: Koyo was the oem part then it wasn't. Heard they are again.
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It's easy if everything comes apart. Sometimes the axles don't come out easy, same with bearings. So expect a few challenges, but it's a DIY job. I don't know what your brand your getting from Amazon but I won't put anything but Koyo bearings in a Arctic cat. I have tried a few others and they don't last nearly as long. FYI: Koyo was the oem part then it wasn't. Heard they are again.
Can you recommend, reputable, reasonably priced brand/supplier for rear axles ?

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I bought el cheapo's off e-bay! For my use, they have been fine. Prices are all over the board, just depends on what you want. Factory axles are pretty stout, after market high performance are somewhat (?) better, but who knows!

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Here is the axle I bought. Arctic Cat 550/650/700/1000 Prowler rear left/right cv axle 2006 2007 - 2010 | eBay I installed it, then rebuilt my old left rear axle. The CV joints on the old axle looked great after cleaning then got a repacking, So I swapped it out for the right rear and rebuilt that one for a spare rear. I bought All Balls bearings, and ball joints, from Ebay, and have had zero problems with them.

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I would buy stock axles unless you running big mud tires or plan too. Gorillas axles have a good reputation and expensive too.

That is if you need an axle. Pull the boot, clean & inspect. Might just need some new grease and boot. Cheap compared to an axle.
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I would buy stock axles unless you running big mud tires or plan too. Gorillas axles have a good reputation and expensive too.

That is if you need an axle. Pull the boot, clean & inspect. Might just need some new grease and boot. Cheap compared to an axle.
i'm pretty sure i have the stock tires that came with the machine in 2009. i don't plan on doing any heavy mudding or rock climbing. I will use this sxs primarily to carry by big behind and all my gear into and out of the deer woods (flat mississippi delta land) and occasionally around the neighborhood from time to time.

bow season starts tomorrow and the ride is still operational. i ordered a couple of axles on amazon to swap out. i will ride it like it is until the new axles and wheel bearings come in, then swap them out as soon as i can. once i get the old axles off, i will take my time disassembling them and learning how to put them back together. if i can get them back together, i will use them as spares in case the inexpensive new ones go out on me.

thanks for the pointers.
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Good luck on your hunt!

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Sounds like a good plan.
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