Created: November 19, 2020
[0:00] What’s up guys? Do you need to know how to check a U-joint? Well today we’re going to show you how.
We’re working on a RZR today. Obviously not everybody will have a RZR, but to check a U-joint, they’re all going to wear out the same. You’ll be checking the same thing no matter what machine you have.
We’ll come down here where we have our primary and secondary clutch, as well as our clutch cover, all removed. You absolutely don’t have to do all that—we’re in here doing some preventative maintenance. We saw that this U-joint was bad so we figured we’d show you guys what to look for.
[0:35] If you hold this prop shaft and move it side to side, you can see there is quite a bit of movement on the posts inside of the U-joint, as well as up and down.
When you’re checking up and down, you want to apply downward pressure and then pick up on the prop shaft.
[0:53] As you can see, we have quite a bit of side-to-side and up-and-down movement and you can hear it making noise. Just give it a couple shakes and see if you have a greaseable U-joint in your machine. Maybe you’ve upgraded or change your joints.
If they start to get loose, you’ll definitely want to pump a couple pumps of grease in them and run them for a little while. And if they get loose again, they’re definitely worn out. If you’re looking up upgrade your joints, you can pick some up from SuperATV.com.
[1:20] Or, if it’s time, go ahead and change the whole prop shaft. We have a full line of Rhino Series Driveline, starting with our U-Series Bounty Series and then our C-Series Prop Shafts. So be sure to check us out online if you have any other questions on U-joints or prop shafts.
And that’s how simple it is to check the U-joints on your machine! For more information, check us out at SuperATV.com. Keep the rubber side down and we’ll see you later.
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