This is a discussion on grizzly 600 rear axle within the Grizzly Engine & Transmission forums, part of the Grizzly Forums category; I need to change the left rear axle wheel bearings on my grizzly 600. Not sure of the steps. I have taken everything off I ...
I need to change the left rear axle wheel bearings on my grizzly 600. Not sure of the steps. I have taken everything off I can. The axle housing is loose but i need to get the axle out. Is there a clip or something that holds the axle in? Thanks for the help.
If you're just changing the bearing in the left end of the axle tube, there's no need to remove the axle. Just remove the hub and unbolt the left axle tube from the left side of the diff (4bolts) and slide the axle tube off the axle. You may have to rotate the axle tube so the shock mount will clear the swing arm, but it will come off. I had to change that left bearing on the two Grizzly 600s that I used to own. That's the only bearing that ever went bad on mine.
I had tried this first, but the tube will not slide off even when rotating it. the trailer hitch gets in the way. Thanks
If you turn it a certain way, it will come off. That's how I changed mine on my '98 and on my '00 and they both had the trailer hitch. You have to turn it a certain way and pull out on the axle just slightly and it will come off.