It Still Runs is the go-to destination for all things cars. From motors to radiators and everything in between, we've got you covered.


How to Pull the Rear Axle on a Yamaha Rhino

by Russell Wood

The Yamaha Rhino is a popular off-road vehicle, made to carry multiple people off the trail. These Rhinos are 4X4 vehicles, and they have an independent suspension with four individual axles. These axles have joints on each end which are protected by rubber boots. If the boots get damaged, then you will need to pull out the axle to repair it. Taking out one of the rear axles takes about 15 minutes to do.

Step 1

Park the Rhino on a level surface and put wheel chocks around the front wheels. Lift the rear of the Rhino with the jack until the rear wheels are off the ground. Put jack stands under the chassis, then take off the rear wheels with the tire iron.

Step 2

Unbolt the upper and lower control arm bolts connected to the rear knuckles with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and an open-end wrench. Take off the dust cap on the center of the hub in the rear with the hammer.

Step 3

Unbolt the axle nut behind the dust cap with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Pull the hub and rear knuckle off of the axle.

Grip the axle with both hands. Pull the axle out of the rear differential using a jerking motion.

Items you will need

  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Wheel chocks
  • Tire iron
  • 3/8-inch ratchet and socket set
  • Open-end wrench set
  • Hammer

About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.

More Articles