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Old 09-01-2011, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2011 Rancher 420 SRA clicking noise.

Brought the bike home a week ago. Im hearing a clicking/popping sound from the rear end. Did some research and saw this was a common problem but couldnt find where anyone found the solution. This bike has 7 miles on it. Seems to make the noise in reverse and 1st and 2nd gear. Havent noticed it in 3rd 4th or 5th though. Also doesnt make the noise in neutral when i push or pull on it. Im gonna check the axle nuts and lugs to eleminate that once i get home from work. Anyone have any input/ideas on this? Hate to bring it all the way back to the dealer since duck season is a week away. TIA!
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Clicking noise solution...

Hey,
I hope this helps...

My 2007 420 SRA was doing the exact same thing. Clicking/popping noises from the rear end.
I figured the bearings were bad due to the so called defective seal on the rear end. Since I had bought it used, and had obviously been thru mud, I figured that was the issue. I bought the new side bearing and seals and fluid online and started disassembling. Wasn't a bad job, but in the dissassembly noticed that the big nut on the left side of the axle, that tightens against that tube that goes over the axle a little bit on that side, wasn't very tight. I went ahead and changed out the parts, noting that the fluid was still clean, and the seals and bearing did not look bad.

Sure enough that solved my problem, but just as an experiment I loosened that big axle nut...and the clicking came back! Tightening it went away.

Long story short, I probably could have just tightened that big axle nut on left side and would have been fine, but at least now I know that the bearings/seals/fluid is all good.

Try tightening that nut and see what happens. (Not the WHEEL nut, there is an AXLE nut on the LEFT side, on the left side of the tube that butts against the rear diff gear.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks Randy, im gonna check it when I get home. If thats not the problem its going back to the dealer. Glad I joined this site. Tons of info here.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the post, i also have an SRA 11 rancher but its not clicking or anything, my noise is from the front diff input seal squeaking but i grease it and it quits.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe thats whats up with mine have both yalls issues just been too lazy to do amything Bout it tbh. The squeeking when i turn is really agrivating. Im on vacay right now so ill look into it tomorrow
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mines kind of. i called the dealer and talked to the service guy and he said whats it doing etc its not contaminating oil with mud/water and letting oil out just squeaks alittle. he said if it works just lube it, if i want bring it in and theyll look at it. ill probably take it in when riding slows down, still has 9 months of warranty left just dealer i bought it from is 50 miles away and the dealers here in town IMO have shady service depts, one charged my old boss like $165 to change oil. so i spray a lithium grease on it everynow and then or ride in water and it shuts up for a while
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Ill try that. Maybe look around for a more permanent solution. If i find one ill let u know
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Well guys I checked everything for tightness last night and everything was good and tight. Noticed that it only clicks or knocks with a load on it. Definitely sound like its come from the gear case. Going back to the dealer this morning. I'll let you guys know the out come.
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Ya might have to bring mine in if my stuff aint tight
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im glad my rear ends not making noise. just that seal up front.
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