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post #1 of 45 Old June 1st, 2017, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

Here is an easy and CHEAP fix for the carrier bearing in all the RZRs with 2 pc. driveshafts. You will need to remove the carrier bearing from the RZR to do the fix. Your carrier must have good rubber inside it. This fix also works on the Toyota carrier that some use.

First, we find it easiest to twist the carrier sideways to walk it off the bearing once you have the 2 shafts separated. This will leave the actual bearing on the driveshaft which you will have to knock off with a hammer.

Second, drill some holes around the outer perimeter of the carrier housing to squirt 100% silicone in. This will fill the void pocket that makes the rubber so soft. It will harden after a few days and be like a solid piece of rubber. This will take out all the play, but keep the harmonics from transferring. You will be able to install it after it sets up over night though. Just give it a few days before riding the RZR.

Third, remove the 2 rings from the old bearing. Obtain a new 6006-RS bearing from Ebay. They are cheap! We have found that these cheap bearings hold up fine. BUT, you need to pop out one of the rubber seals and pack it with waterproof grease. These hold up to Z1 power as well as the mud and water we run in. Install the 2 rings from the old bearing. Install the bearing back in the rubber carrier.

Final, put the shafts back in the tunnel. install the carrier on the shaft. We use a short piece of pipe to tap the bearing on the shaft. It must just clear the OD of the shaft and tap on the inner race of the bearing. This is important that it goes all the way on. Now make sure you have the driveshafts phased correctly. The new shafts only go together one way as they have a master spline.

Hope this helps out and puts some money back in your pocket. No need for those expensive carriers.
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post #2 of 45 Old June 1st, 2017, 08:23 PM
 
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Dang, great info!!! Thanks!
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Re: CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

Been doing it this way for over 3 years with no failures since before anything came out. It works well.

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Re: CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

Do you know which models need the driveshafts phased, and which have the master spline?
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I'd sure love to see a video doing this.


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Re: CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

Appreciate the info. Curious though what your way is to remove the two rings.
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Great info, thanks !!!
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Re: CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

I did it to mine in the car just drilled one hole and filled up with silicone. 600 miles so far so good.
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Re: CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

Remove the rings with screwdriver and hammer. We usually have it out anyways to change to a new bearing.

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Re: CHEAP carrier bearing fix for all RZRs

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I did it to mine in the car just drilled one hole and filled up with silicone. 600 miles so far so good.
I may do this to mine since it's new.

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I did it to mine in the car just drilled one hole and filled up with silicone. 600 miles so far so good.
I may do this to mine since it's new.
850 miles still good
1800 miles still good


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I take good care of my 2015 900s and don't beat (too) hard on her but my bearing went on a recent ride. Good fox here!

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Did mine when new. 1200 miles all good so far.

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Someone should make a DIY video of how to do it while still in the vehicle.

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