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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Water in v-belt case

Howdy All, I am a new and proud Rhino owner who has a question. It seems that the vent tube to my v-belt case was not attached correctly from the factory as my rhino is less than a week old and with one serious ride came off of the case. I of course got some water in the case during a shallow creek crossing and the belt started slipping. I am new to the auto trans and this set up so it took a few minutes to figure out what had happened. My question is what should my concerns be since the water got in the case and the belt got hot slipping? I have fixed the vent problem but am concerned about the belt, clutch etc.

btw I love the forum and the machine.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 09:52 PM
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Bump for some help.

Welcome to Rhinotalk from Idaho.

I'm new to the whole ATV thing myself actually, and like an idiot bought an ATV rather than a Rhino 1-1/2 years ago and have regretted it ever since.

However, your belt issue shouldn't be a problem really, drain the water out, let it dry out and it should be ok. If I were you I'd take the cover off and check the belt and make sure its not damaged, and make sure there isn't any dirt (which I bet there is) left in the housing.

Some more savvy guys should chime in here pretty soon to give you a better idea what you need to do.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 08:56 AM
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As long as mud didnt get inside....

Just pull the plug on the bottom to drain the water and drive it......

If mud got inside it could be a bigger problem. You will know right away as you will no longer be able to get top speed. If that happens you will have to take the sheave apart, clean it out and regrease it....

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to those who replied. There is good news. Everything checks out clean and in good working order. So we are back in the mud.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 04:58 PM
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Glad to here there wasn't any damage done. Repairs on any ATV is expensive so its always nice when no damage is done.
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