Polaris RZR Forum

Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

This is a discussion on Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole within the Engine and Drivetrain forums, part of the Technical category; Went to go riding this weekend....I realized a little fluid leaking out of my front diff on my skid plate. It is not leaking from ...


Go Back   Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net > Technical > Engine and Drivetrain

Engine and Drivetrain For discussion of drivetrain and engine performance and maintenance

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 20th, 2010, 11:30 AM
08rzrCT's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Zac
My RZR: 08
Member #10695
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 279
Garage
View 08rzrCT's Photo Gallery(0)
Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

Went to go riding this weekend....I realized a little fluid leaking out of my front diff on my skid plate. It is not leaking from the cvs it is leaking from where the drive shaft goes in. Have not checked how much has leaked out yet but I don't think it's too much. I am wondering what needs to be done to fix it and avoid it from happening again.
Also,how many labor hrs am I looking at/how difficult of task?

Any input is appreciated.....thanks a lot.

-Zac
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
RZRForums.net is the premier Polaris RZR Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
  #2  
Old August 20th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Murarik35's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Brandon
Member #8548
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 679
View Murarik35's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

Prob just pull the drive shaft and replace the drive shaft seal on the front dif. Pretty easy to do
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 20th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Tuf-Skin's Avatar
Super Moderator
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
First Name: Clifford
My RZR: 2014 XP-1000 & 2015 XP-1000
Member #2228
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Live in Eugene, OR; Work in Junction City, OR; Ride the dunes near Florence, OR
Posts: 14,680
View Tuf-Skin's Photo Gallery(7)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

here is the parts drawing for a 2008:



# Add Part# Description Quantity
1 2203726 Asm., Output Cover 1 Usage
2 ------- Seal, Oil 3 Usage
2 ------- Seal, Oil 3 Usage
2 ------- Seal, Oil 3 Usage
3 ------- Cover, Output 1 Usage
4 ------- O-Ring 1 Usage
5 ------- Coil, 4WD 1 Usage
6 ------- Grommet 1 Usage
7 ------- Pin, Dowel 1 Usage
8 2203731 Screw, Set 1 Usage
9 2203732 Button, Thrust 1 Usage
10 2203727 Asm., Output Hub, Male 1 Usage
11 3234390 Bearing 3 Usage
11 3234390 Bearing 3 Usage
11 3234390 Bearing 3 Usage
12 ------- Spacer, Nylon 2 Usage
12 ------- Spacer, Nylon 2 Usage
13 ------- Hub, Machining, Male 1 Usage
14 ------- Bushing 2 Usage
15 2203728 Asm., Output Hub, Female 1 Usage
15 2203728 Asm., Output Hub, Female 1 Usage
16 ------- Hub, Machining, Female 1 Usage
17 2203730 Kit, Fasteners [Incl. 10 Screws] 1 Usage
17 2203730 Kit, Fasteners [Incl. 10 Screws] 1 Usage
18 2203729 Kit, Seal Repair [Incl. 2,4,19] 1 Usage
19 ------- O-Ring 1 Usage
20 3234407 Plate, Armature 1 Usage
21 2203733 Button, Thrust 1 Usage
22 2203734 Housing, Clutch 1 Usage
23 3234393 Kit, Roller [Incl. 20 Rollers] 1 Usage
24 3234466 Asm., Roll Cage [Incl. 25,26] 1 Usage
25 ------- Cage, Roll 1 Usage
26 ------- Clip, Spring 20 Usage
27 2203735 Asm., Gearcase [Incl. 28-32] 1 Usage
28 ------- Bushing 1 Usage
29 ------- Gearcase 1 Usage
30 ------- Fitting, Hose, 90 Degree 1 Usage
31 2203739 Plug, Fill [w/o O-Ring] 1 Usage
32 2203738 Plug, Drain 1 Usage
33 2203736 Asm., Input Cover [Incl. 17,19,34] 1 Usage
34 ------- Cover, Input 1 Usage
35 2203737 Asm., Pinion Gear [Incl. 11,36,37,38] 1 Usage
36 ------- Bearing, Ball 1 Usage
37 ------- Spacer, Pinion Cover 1 Usage
38 ------- Pinion 1 Usage
__________________
______________________________________
My Links:
Polaris Parts Microfiche , How to change a RZR clutch belt VIDEO
Free Downloads: 2009rzr800, 2009rzr170, 2010rzr800, 2011rzr800, 2011rzr900xp, 2012-2013rzr170, 2013rzr900xp-eps, 2014rzr1000xpR02, Yamaha Apex
other rzr service manuals for sale here: brssm website (not affiliated with this forum)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 20th, 2010, 01:53 PM
Johnpeq's Avatar
Premium Member
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
First Name: John
Member #1490
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arroyo Grande, CA.
Posts: 2,131
View Johnpeq's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

I don't think you are going to be able to replace the seal without romoving the Diff from your car. It's not very technically difficult but labor intensive. You will need to remove both front axles which means removing the brake calipers from their discs, the main axle bolt and two washers, Tires of course, Hub, steering tie-rod @ wheel, top pinch bolt,swing down the bearing housing and pull out the axles. The diff is held by 4 bolts inn the bottom, Disconnect the vent tube and control wire and the most challanging the drift pin that is in the U-joint holding the axle in.
When you get it out I would buy the upgrade from Holz racing. It comes witht he seals and is an upgrade. Of course while you got it out you might want to repace the plastic inner cage with one of their Aluminium ones,
Be sure to use the Polaris fluid,
John
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 20th, 2010, 02:59 PM
08rzrCT's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Zac
My RZR: 08
Member #10695
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 279
Garage
View 08rzrCT's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

Labor intensive....thats the easy stuff, I've become a pro at takin out axles and takin apart that aspect of it. I figured the hard part would be pulling the stuff out of the diff but it seems like the seal is right there. I am def. going to look into the holz upgrade.
Is it just #4 I need? Or 4& 5? Will I be able to tell easily if stuff is really worn when I open it up?
RZR only has 650 miles....75 hrs
Thanks a lot for your help so far John.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 20th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Tuf-Skin's Avatar
Super Moderator
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
First Name: Clifford
My RZR: 2014 XP-1000 & 2015 XP-1000
Member #2228
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Live in Eugene, OR; Work in Junction City, OR; Ride the dunes near Florence, OR
Posts: 14,680
View Tuf-Skin's Photo Gallery(7)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

I think you need #2.
The Holz pinion flange replaces #34: http://www.holzracingproducts.com/sh...ont-diff-p-769
__________________
______________________________________
My Links:
Polaris Parts Microfiche , How to change a RZR clutch belt VIDEO
Free Downloads: 2009rzr800, 2009rzr170, 2010rzr800, 2011rzr800, 2011rzr900xp, 2012-2013rzr170, 2013rzr900xp-eps, 2014rzr1000xpR02, Yamaha Apex
other rzr service manuals for sale here: brssm website (not affiliated with this forum)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 20th, 2010, 05:24 PM
cwspfx's Avatar
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
First Name: Chris W.
My RZR: 09 RZR S
Member #3687
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: S_a_n_t_a C_l_a_r_i_t_a , C_A 9_1_3_5_5
Posts: 3,582
Garage
View cwspfx's Photo Gallery(13)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

You know what gets me ... the drive shaft from the transfer case to the front diff ... the u joint ends are out of phase from Polaris ... so it cant be balanced. And with that little bearing/seal retainer is so weak on the factory front diff ... how does the seal not fail more often! That drive shaft has to put a weird vibration on it

I went with the Holz bearing retainer and balanced/re-phased drive shaft from Tower Works Fab ... knock on wood ... everything is in great shape!
__________________
2010 Class 2 Champion -World Off Road Champion Series - UTV #515
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 21st, 2010, 05:13 AM
08rzrCT's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Zac
My RZR: 08
Member #10695
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 279
Garage
View 08rzrCT's Photo Gallery(0)
Pissed Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

Quote: Originally Posted by Tuf-Skin View Post
The holz one come with #19 and #2 as well correct?
That cover that holds the o-ring and stuff in alone is $56 OEM. Can't even get a price without cling for the seal or o-ring. For $50 bucks I think I'll go with the holz. Now I just gotta figure out what I gota do about my large gash in my tire......I really hate that everytime I go ride this thing it's costing me $$$ besides gas!!
Still hella fun tho
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 21st, 2010, 07:21 AM
08rzrCT's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Zac
My RZR: 08
Member #10695
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 279
Garage
View 08rzrCT's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: Front dif leaking out of drive shaft hole

Is that the only kit/part I need to fix this leak?

-Zac
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net > Technical > Engine and Drivetrain


Search tags for this page
2008 titan leak front axle
,
browse polaris part 2203734
,
can you change front seals on 2008 rzr without taking gearcase apart
,
front differential main seal on 800 rzr
,

front half shaft leaking no hole

,
getting drive line out of front def on polaris ranger
,
nissan titan differential seal that goes to front drive axle
,

nissan titan front differential input shaft seal

,
nissan titan front differential outputshaft seal
,
polaris ranger driveshaft boot leaking
,

razor diff is leaking where drive shaft inserts

,
rzr front drive axle seal leak
,
rzr front drive leak
,

rzr front drive shaft leaking

,

rzr input shaft seal

Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i need a front drive shaft mEthOdsOmAhAn Want to Buy 0 June 7th, 2010 06:25 PM
removal of front drive shaft scot71007 Engine and Drivetrain 1 November 24th, 2009 10:50 AM
I have a front prop shaft/drive line/drive shaft part #1332439 twvette Polaris RZR Parts For Sale 8 June 6th, 2009 08:36 AM
front drive shaft hooptiebuilder Want to Buy 1 April 10th, 2009 09:10 PM
Front drive shaft drifter_r6 General RZR Discussion 2 March 11th, 2009 01:44 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:58 PM.




Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.