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C900 Drivetrain Replacement
Tripod Bearing


Part 4:

Remove the drive shaft from the spindle. It should pull relatively easy. You will also need to remove the ball joints from the upper and lower arms. The ball joints may be pretty tricky and it really helps to have a ball joint removal fork.

Use care when removing the ball joints and be patient (yeah right)...they're a pain to remove sometimes.

If you have the right kind of press, this would be a when you would replace the wheel bearings. They are located in the center of the spindle.


Part 5:

Tripod bearing and CV-Joint replacement



Tripod Bearing

Jeff and I replaced the tripod bearings first. Pull back the rubber boot to expose the bearing. The first step is to remove the C-Clip that holds the bearing in place.





WARNING!!!!

Find a spacer ring or large socket that will fit around the base of the new bearing so you can "tap" the bearing up the shaft. Be VERY, VERY careful that this spacer doesn't push the rings that surround the needle bearings off. If so, the bearing will break and you will see the result pictured above and need to buy another new bearing.

Be sure the bearing is tapped far enough up the shaft to fully expose the slot at the end for the C-Clip.

Do not put any grease into this end of the drive shaft at this time.



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