I'm thinking about parting out my 2 Joyner's. Both have less than 500 miles. I would also consider selling whole. I have titles for both and have owned them since new. Located in northwest Florida. I'll be in Gatlinburg , TN for Christmas if someone needs a heavy part delivered Trooper engine has rust on the cylinders and probably won't turn over at this point due to Florida humidity. The sand spider has a broken input shaft in the rear end, so it needs a new (cheap) input shaft and seal. It hasn't been cranked in a couple years. Both are complete.
I was riding at approx 30mph when I heard a very loud noise. Engine immediately died and coasted roughly 50ft. There was a trail of oil and now the machine is locked up. Will not crank or go in to neutral. Machine has 3300 miles.
2021 Hisun/Axis 700.
I've had some good trail rides with this thing, on some rough roads, although the last two rides weren't rough at all. ANYWAY, yesterday I pulled out of the garage and it clunked really loud, like the clunk when it's trying to pop out of gear... (I think we've all heard that..) And I'm used to it, in both Hi and Lo, but it seemed louder this time but it still moved. I got it up to the front yard and it clunked a few more times, loudly, and then it refused to move. Engine is fine: just no movement. I towed it back down to the garage and took a look at it today. I suspected the belt and had loosened all the belt cover bolts, but I thought I'd check for movement of the drive shaft. Started it up, set the brake, put it in Lo and gunned it. No-go. Then I noticed the front drive shaft was turning a bit. I pushed the button and put it in 4-wheel and gunned it again and the machine lurched forward a bit. The front drive shaft is turning and it wants to move so I guess it's not the belt. SO SO glad I didn't take the cover off- It's a royal pain to put back on... SO. I'm no mechanic but looking for input from you guys. Any suggestions on what to check next? Thanks in advance. So, searching forums.... The symptoms match what some guys are calling a broken "through shaft." I'm seeing drive shaft, through shaft, middle shaft... What to look for?
By Greg Kilgore
Went for a little ride at night. Best time to have trouble. Was going up a dirt/gravel hill and lost forward motion. Heard a popping/ grinding sound. Looked with a light but couldn't see anything. Could select reverse but same popping/grinding sound. I put the machine in neutral and rolled backwards and turned in a driveway. Put in gear to pull out. Just more popping. Selected 4WD and got the 3-4 miles back home.
Once home had wife put in reverse and give a little gas. Discovered the drive shaft was moving in and out of the transmission bout 1/8 to 1/4 inches but not spinning. I posted to a thread already created by another having a similar issue. Then read the next thread and this guy was having the same issue on a 700.
So not to hijack a thread decided to make my own.
I made a repair request on the axis site for a mobile tech since the closest shop is over 3 hrs away. Will wait for a response before I do any work since this should be covered by the warranty.
Just wondering. If I did have to tackle this myself, is there a easy way to get the driveshaft out without having to take the whole rear diff out?
Below is a diagram. I'll not be able to do anything to the machine until the weekend since I'm working out of town. Then only have Saturdays to work on it then. If I have to work on it. What would be the easiest way to get the driveshaft out? I've got tools and know how to use them. Just need a starting point.
Thanks in advance.
Doesn't matter if in reverse or forward gear every so often it would make a grinding sound and jump out of gear Plowing snow the other morning it got bad had a loud banging noise in both reverse and forward Managed to limp it into garage but lost reverse while doing so
Has a steady banging from undernearh while driving forward into garage Going to put it up on blocks today was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to proceed,