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post #1 of 10 Old August 13th, 2019, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 2015 Rzr 1K with 13.5 K miles. Yesterday I went for a ride and heard this terrible noise from the rear gear case. I found a hole in the side of the gearbox next to the shift cable. I have seen this at least one other time here. Has anyone else seen this or know what caused it? A new gearbox is about $2900 + labor. Two years ago my front transfer case went bad and had to be replaced $1600 + labor. I’m just an easy trail rider and don’t abuse my equipment and keep up on all Maint. Schedules.

Sorry the photo is sideways. The forum kept doing this and wouldn’t post it straightened. A Honda Talon my be in my future if Polaris parts keep falling apart.
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post #2 of 10 Old August 13th, 2019, 08:00 AM
 
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

Probably a bad bearing. Sucks cause might as well get a whole new transaxle cause the half piece is pretty pricey.


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post #3 of 10 Old August 13th, 2019, 08:08 AM
 
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

Call AZ cycle Parts in Arizona they have good used transmissions that are warranted
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post #4 of 10 Old August 13th, 2019, 09:22 AM
 
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If one was to have a extended warrenty with one of these would that be covered does anybody know?
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post #5 of 10 Old August 13th, 2019, 05:35 PM
 
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

I like to make lemonade out of lemons Iíve always wanted to tear into a transmission. A friend of mine did the same thing as you. We had another friend that had an extra one so when he pulled his out I asked him if I could have it. I figured if I screwed up tearing it apart and putting it back together it wasnít a big deal. They are way easier to take apart and fix than most people realize. There are videos on how to do it. On mine he broke the snorkel gear and put a hole in the side of the case. You can get on super atv and buy heavy duty cases. You can upgrade as much as you want with heavy duty stuff or just fix it. You could even do a gear reduction while you are in there. Just take your time and lay things out and take pictures as you go so if you get stuck you can refer to them. I wouldnít put a used one back in cause it could happen again . Iíd upgrade and build it . You can have a better transmission for the price you pay for a used one.
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

Yes, this is a bearing failure. You might be able to repair this relatively inexpensively, but you would need to remove the transmission and split the case to know for sure. Really depends how much other debris damage there is.

Extended warranty would typically cover this as long as you had service records for it, but there is always the potential for an argument over aftermarket parts.

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post #7 of 10 Old August 14th, 2019, 11:08 AM
 
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

I had a similar failure in my 900 XP years ago. It turned out to be a bad bearing. The warranty took care of it and replaced the half the case, bearing, and took care of labor (less than 1000$). Once youíre inside you should update the output shaft and replace the rest of the bearings with SKF if you plan to put another 13,000 miles on it.
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I have the extended warrenty with my 19 xp1 I was just curious of what it will cover with out a argument I usually do all my own repairs but if the warrenty will cover it I wont touch it but hope nothing happens to soon it's got 10 miles on it but never know with polaris. Didnt mean to jack anybody's thread if I did I know break downs suck
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

Damn, sorry to hear that Roger. I've talked with you before and know you are pretty easy on your equipment.
I've read that the bearings and the reverse chain just plain suck on the XP's, and I always have that fear in mind. I figure at some point I'll pull the trans and replace the bearings and chain before they break...when is the question though. I've got 2800 on the machine now. Change the fluids every 15 hrs or so, if that helps or not , who knows.
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Re: Hole in rear gearbox

Mine is in the shop right now. When I hear something definite Iíll let you guys know.
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