How To Replace A CV Axle

To replace the CV axle, you will need to raise your ATV/UTV using a reliable floor jack and support the rising level with the adequate quality of jack stands.

Your CV axle will remain concealed until you remove the wheels. Removing the wheels will give you a clear passage to access the CV axle to remove it.

Suggested Tools/Equipment:

  • A reliable jack and safety blocks
  • Torque wrench
  • Penetrating oil
  • Pickle fork
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Socket wrench set
  • Screwdrivers and pry-bar
  • Rubber mallet
  • A cotter pin (if not provided)
  • Contact cleaner, rags
  • Safety glasses and sure-grip gloves
  • Copy of your OEM Service Manual

Step 1 - First things first, you could remove the axle Nut cotter pin. To do this, you could use good quality dikes or side cutters. 

Step 2 - Loosen and remove the axle nut. (Pro tip: Leave the axle nut on loosely so you don’t accidentally lose washers on the back side of the axle nut.)

Step 3 - Pull the brake caliper off using an appropriate fitted wrench.

Step 4 – Now take the axle nut completely off and make sure you don’t lose the washers. (The factory ones are bevelled.)

Step 5 – Take off the top control arm bolt.

Step 6 - This will expose a nice and easy access directly to the axle.

Step 7 - Once you get this far take control of the axle with two hands, push in and give it a good tug away from the vehicle.

Step 8 - Store the old axle in an ideal spot, then place the new unit. Make sure that the new unit matches the older axle identically. We made finding your ATV/UTV axle easy by make and model.