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I think my right front CV Joint is shot an my 2008 outlander 650. I noticed it making a creaking sound when I sit on it and tried lubricating everything and this did nothing It has gotten really bad when I sit on it and when I am riding . Is there a way to confirm this is the CV Joint? if so, Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to change the front outer CV Joint? I am fairly mechanical and have decent tools, but no press or specialty tools. I have never changed a CV joint and want to make sure I am not getting in over my head.

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I don't think it's a joint. I would bet it's an A arm bushing or a shock mount. I greased mine up good last weekend and it still had a bit of a squeak when I got on. I could hold the arm and move the quad up and down and feel a little vibration in the arm. I gave that zerk another shot and it has since quieted almost all the way after riding it.

I have a new set of Garage Poducts bushings ready on the shelf for when they get a tad more warn out.
 

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CV joints will usually make a clicking type of noise while riding where a arm bushings and such will make the creaking type noise while not moving.
 

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Also the outlanders are infamous for the creaking noise from the trailing arm joint which can sound like its coming from the front to some people
 
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