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post #1 of 9 Old June 3rd, 2019, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Axles Clicking

My old OEM axles have 2700 miles on them and one of the rear axles started to go bad at the CV joint. I decided to go ahead and replace both rear axles yesterday. They are Max Motorsports axles and are a much stronger and heavier axle compared to the OEM. They appear to be very comparable to Rhino 2 axles. Everything went together perfectly and I used two spacers behind the castle nut like the OEM had. When I test drove the RZR afterwards it was driving perfectly while going straight or normal turns but when I made very sharp turns it makes a clicking noise. It sounds louder on the left side compared to the right side. I can see the tires digging and releasing into the grass like it may be binding on very sharp turns but I'm not certain. I've read on the site about the usual issues with old axles or brake pad chatter but these are brand new axles. Does anyone have any ideas of things to check or look at which could be causing this clicking noise?

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post #2 of 9 Old June 10th, 2019, 09:06 AM
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Re: New Axles Clicking

Do you have any lift kit on your machine? It seems like the axle is over extended and causes CV joints to bind slightly.



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My old OEM axles have 2700 miles on them and one of the rear axles started to go bad at the CV joint. I decided to go ahead and replace both rear axles yesterday. They are Max Motorsports axles and are a much stronger and heavier axle compared to the OEM. They appear to be very comparable to Rhino 2 axles. Everything went together perfectly and I used two spacers behind the castle nut like the OEM had. When I test drove the RZR afterwards it was driving perfectly while going straight or normal turns but when I made very sharp turns it makes a clicking noise. It sounds louder on the left side compared to the right side. I can see the tires digging and releasing into the grass like it may be binding on very sharp turns but I'm not certain. I've read on the site about the usual issues with old axles or brake pad chatter but these are brand new axles. Does anyone have any ideas of things to check or look at which could be causing this clicking noise?
I have RCV rear axles and they have always done that. RCV says it is normal but it is annoying .
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I don't have a lift kit on it. Just the normal factory settings. It's probably fine but I just don't want to ruin my differential or something else.

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Re: New Axles Clicking

If a CV "clicks" when it's angled there is a problem. This is a result of the inner cage hitting the hub and it's not normal. Usually it only occurs at severe CV angles or when the CV is worn badly.

It won't ruin the diff but it will definitely shorten the life of the CV.
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If a CV "clicks" when it's angled there is a problem. This is a result of the inner cage hitting the hub and it's not normal. Usually it only occurs at severe CV angles or when the CV is worn badly.

It won't ruin the diff but it will definitely shorten the life of the CV.
There is no lift kit on my RZR so the CV joints are at a normal angle. When I drive around in a sharp turn I hear the clicking sound. It sounds like the clicking or popping noise is out near the wheel. It's louder on the left side but maybe that's because I'm sitting on the left and closer to that wheel compared to the right side. I'm going to try to tear the hub off later this week and look it over again.

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If a CV "clicks" when it's angled there is a problem. This is a result of the inner cage hitting the hub and it's not normal. Usually it only occurs at severe CV angles or when the CV is worn badly.



It won't ruin the diff but it will definitely shorten the life of the CV.


There is no lift kit on my RZR so the CV joints are at a normal angle. When I drive around in a sharp turn I hear the clicking sound. It sounds like the clicking or popping noise is out near the wheel. It's louder on the left side but maybe that's because I'm sitting on the left and closer to that wheel compared to the right side. I'm going to try to tear the hub off later this week and look it over again.


From my experience with front wheel drive vehicles using cv axles, that clicking noise when steering left or right means you have a bad axle.


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Re: New Axles Clicking

Happened to a friends XP1000, was the drive shaft carrier bearing. Give it a look.
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What have you got your castle nuts torqued to?
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