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Installing new 4x4 actuator

jblac152010-08-10 23:30:48 +0000 #1
I'm getting ready to change the 4x4 actuator in my front diff. I got the old one out in no time but I just wanted to see if there's anything special I need to do when installing the new one. Do I need to have anything aligned a certain way before putting it in or do I just pop it in? Also, has anyone ever "flushed" out their front diff? I would really like to get ALL of the old nasty fluid out and fill it up fresh. I change my diff fluid regularly but it seems like you're never able to get all the old oil out.

Thanks in advance
nmkawierider2010-08-10 23:42:35 +0000 #2
Just make sure the coupling is all the way disengaged...to the right or front of the bike. That pin fits into that coupling. You can see where if you look.

On the flushing, it isn't recommended but if you take care and get it all out, you can drain the old, cap and fill with either diesel or parts cleaning solvent, roll it around a while...NOT drive, I mean with it jacked up, spin the wheels for a while, then drain over night sitting level. I might be inclined to refill with regular oil, run a day and change one more time just for good measure.
1bigforeman2010-08-11 00:09:54 +0000 #3
I answered your post on hl. If I would've known you posted it here then I would've answered here since this site is better...oh well.
higgins2011-03-15 01:35:25 +0000 #4
just got a new differential actuator for my 04 prairie 700... my problem is that the new doesn't have the collar pin and bar on the end of the nipple that plugs into the housing... was wondering in i had to take off the old one or get a whole new bar to put on it...
michael2012-03-19 03:14:50 +0000 #5
i have a 2004 susuki twinpeaks 700cc 4x4 but my front differential actuator plastic cracked . so if you have any of your old actuators i could please get of you i would be very thankful . if so you can call 304-469-7836 thank you
michael2012-03-19 18:41:33 +0000 #6
and the actuator are the same as the 650cc.and the 700cc prairie to needing the old actuators even if they don't work please



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