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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-03-2019, 04:52 AM
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I would wonder why the previous owner would have gone thru all the trouble to remove the shaft , only thing I could think of that would warrant that is a blown front diff and he was trying to figure out how to ride it in two wheel drive
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Someone put hi-temp RTV gasket maker on those cases when they put it together and he/she did a sloppy backyard slam job on it. Scrape and remove all of those orange RTV pieces from the case and cover. Clean it up real good and hope that the oil pickup screen is not completely clogged up already.
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Someone put hi-temp RTV gasket maker on those cases when they put it together and he/she did a sloppy backyard slam job on it. Scrape and remove all of those orange RTV pieces from the case and cover. Clean it up real good and hope that the oil pickup screen is not completely clogged up already.
I did that as well used a plastic razor blade to clean it off of both the cover and the crankcase. The oil seal has still not been delivered. Honda powersports said that for some reason it was held up in Georgea and should be delivered today. In the mean time I stripped off the plastics, cleaned and painted everything. Here are some before and after pictures. 2005 Honda rancher 350 4x4 front drive shaft help-20190430_022928_1557504914631.jpg2005 Honda rancher 350 4x4 front drive shaft help-20190430_120541_1557504940595.jpg2005 Honda rancher 350 4x4 front drive shaft help-20190506_141157_1557504963331.jpg2005 Honda rancher 350 4x4 front drive shaft help-20190508_141604_1557504985622.jpg2005 Honda rancher 350 4x4 front drive shaft help-20190509_121930_1557505012849.jpg
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So I put the final drive in and installed the oil seal. Put the cover on and now it seems like the clutch is slipping. It shifts into gear, but only moves slightly in 1st and second the other gears seem to slip. It rode fine a week ago, so I'm pretty sure it's just some kind of adjustment I made. The tension screw on the front helped a little, but I'm wondering what else could be off.
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So I put the final drive in and installed the oil seal. Put the cover on and now it seems like the clutch is slipping. It shifts into gear, but only moves slightly in 1st and second the other gears seem to slip. It rode fine a week ago, so I'm pretty sure it's just some kind of adjustment I made. The tension screw on the front helped a little, but I'm wondering what else could be off.
its posb you did not put it back together right ?. but before you go removing the front cover, try adjusting the clutch first.

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its posb you did not put it back together right ?. but before you go removing the front cover, try adjusting the clutch first.[/QUOTE]

I fixed it. I had to remove the front cover and clean up the clutch adjuster it came undone trying to loosen the nut on the outside. It was so corroded I couldn't adjust it correctly. It's working great now. Thank you.
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Just wanted to give an update. I had oil going into my breather box and I read that it could be caused by a carburetor that had the float stuck open, so I ordered a new one off Ebay and that fixed that problem, not do mention it starts and idles way better. Also as far as the front drive shaft. I have no clue why they removed the final shaft, but I noticed the front alignment was off quite a bit, so I realigned it and figured I would try to install the drive shaft and figure out if there was anything wrong with it. Nope, nothing wrong with it at all 4 wheel drive works great, my guess is that they hot a tree threw off the alignment and caused it to drag or pull, so the fix to them was to remove the entire drive shaft. I don't understand the logic, but it works flawlessly. Thanks again everyone for all of your help. I truly appreciate it. 2005 Honda rancher 350 4x4 front drive shaft help-20190525_192459_1559015062007.jpg
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Just wanted to give an update. I had oil going into my breather box and I read that it could be caused by a carburetor that had the float stuck open, so I ordered a new one off Ebay and that fixed that problem, not do mention it starts and idles way better. Also as far as the front drive shaft. I have no clue why they removed the final shaft, but I noticed the front alignment was off quite a bit, so I realigned it and figured I would try to install the drive shaft and figure out if there was anything wrong with it. Nope, nothing wrong with it at all 4 wheel drive works great, my guess is that they hot a tree threw off the alignment and caused it to drag or pull, so the fix to them was to remove the entire drive shaft. I don't understand the logic, but it works flawlessly. Thanks again everyone for all of your help. I truly appreciate it. Attachment 136866
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