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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Diff Leaking Passenger Side...Help!!

I have a 2005 Rhino 660 and the rear diff is leaking on the passenger side where the axle goes into the diff. There is a shiny metal ring there that I can move back and forth and the fluid is coming out of the bottom of it. The driver side is dry as a bone and I cannot move that ring back and forth at all? Any ideas on how to fix this or what the problem is? Looks like the axles has popped out some. I have attached a pic below. Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 02:56 PM
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pop the axle back in- i would get some type of blund object and place it against the medal ring and take a mallet and tap it back into place- if that doesnt work

take off your wheel- then your spindle and pop the axle back in.

Cant we all get along? lol
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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KJSmith, thanks for the info. It leaking some but not pouring so hopefully the seal is ok. I take it that nothing really holds the CV axle in the housing, it just kind of pops in? The only thing I see that I could tap on would be the silver looking ring, but it moves back and forth. I may need to take the wheel and spindle off to see if that works? Any special tools needed for that? I got your PM and I will check that out as well! Thanks for the help!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got the ring tapped back onto the axle (it didnt go on easy). I then pushed the axle all the way back up into the diff. I made sure the diff was topped of with gear oil and I washed everything down and took her for a spin. When I got back I checked it and everything is as it should be...I didnt see any oil on the skid plate below the diff. I rubbed my finger on the bottom of the ring and there was just a tad of oil there but it could have been some left over from before. Either way its not leaking bad and I will just keep an eye on it to see if it leaks anymore. If it does I will just replace the seal and I should be good to go.

Thanks for the help, have a great weekend!!!
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