How to Remove a Honda ATV 4-Wheeler Driveshaft

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Honda ATVs are off road vehicles that can go pretty much anywhere. However, if the driveshaft goes bad and the transmission locks up, there is not much you can do. The driveshaft transfers energy from your engine, through the transmission, to the wheels. If your driveshaft wears out and needs replacement, the first step will be to remove the old driveshaft. Removing the driveshaft on your Honda ATV four wheeler is not difficult and can be accomplished by any novice mechanic.

Things You'll Need

  • Ramps
  • Crescent wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Drive the ATV up on a set of ramps and climb under the engine compartment to view the engine and transmission. Use the crescent wrenches to remove the mounting bolts on either end of the driveshaft.

  • Use the pliers and the screwdriver to remove the retainer clips from all four caps inside the universal joints.

  • Pull the caps out with the pliers, and when all of the caps are removed, pull the universal joint off of the driveshaft. Slide the driveshaft out from under the ATV and lay it in a clean, open area.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure to set the parking brake on the ATV prior to crawling underneath of the vehicle to work on it.

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