leaking oil from rear drive shaft - Kawasaki ATV Forum
Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou Kawasaki's strong and reliable utility ATVs

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 01-04-2005, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 103
My Brute is leaking oil around the seal where the rear drive shaft comes out of the engine. I thought I had heard someone else here say they had this problem. I am going riding in WV next week and will not be able to have it fixed until after i get back. I am wondering how common this has been.
MUDMAN RX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 01-07-2005, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 103
bump!
MUDMAN RX is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 01-09-2005, 03:51 PM
Junior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 11
I was the one who posted this in the past. You are the first person other than myself having this leak. All I can say is get it ordered, it took almost 3 weeks to get the new seal in.
tommy33 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 05-04-2011, 06:10 PM
Junior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beausejour MB Canada
Posts: 9
I have this problem right now, it just started, how does this happen? Is it a hard job to replace?
blackbrut7 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-04-2011, 06:40 PM
Junior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 6
its the rear main seal its a supposed very common problem, kawi updated this part so when you order/get one get the 2012 seal, its kinda a pain but take the 3 bolts that hold the rear dif in place and just pull it backwards until you can pull the driveshaft out, pull it out, then take a flathead put it on the outside of one side of the seal hit it til it cocks the seal off to one side. then take a pick tool or a fine flathead and go to the opposite side that its sticking up now and try to get behind it to pull it out. pull it out then wipe the dirt and oil from the housing, pop the new one in til its flush, reconnect everything, boom your done.

oh ya make sure you drain the oil first.
hfdbuck09 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-05-2011, 05:38 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Byron, Mi
Posts: 114
I had to replace mine. It's pretty simple. There's no reason to unbolt the rear diff. All you have to do is compress the drive shaft a little bit and it'll pop right off the output shaft. DO NOT scratch or knick the machined race where the seal goes in the case. If you use those metal car ramps, it makes it pretty easy to get under there.

Mine went out when I got a little too aggressive with the powerwasher. Brute was covered in 2" of cement like mud.



09 Brute Force 750i
Evanrude is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-05-2011, 06:54 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
rdm531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: mississippi
Posts: 1,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evanrude View Post
I had to replace mine. It's pretty simple. There's no reason to unbolt the rear diff. All you have to do is compress the drive shaft a little bit and it'll pop right off the output shaft. DO NOT scratch or knick the machined race where the seal goes in the case. If you use those metal car ramps, it makes it pretty easy to get under there.

Mine went out when I got a little too aggressive with the powerwasher. Brute was covered in 2" of cement like mud.
i have seen the shafts almost frozen together, an have to really work on getting them to compress, be sure to clean an grease the splines good when you go back togrther. i ride mud an water mostly so i drilled the female splines an installed grease zerks on both front an rear

06 650i,sleeved to 85mm, fst 11.5-1 pistons, fst stage 2 cams,hd value springs,dyna fs ing,full hmf exhaust, ,29.5skinny laws, 1.5in spacers front/2.5 spacers rear, 4000rt warn winch, 3in center snorkels,rad relocated,aux driving lights,back up light,custom 4 gauge cluster, oil temp, oil press, water temp, an return oil temp,rmax manual 4wd,oil cooler,. ez steer
custom cut clutches
rdm531 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-05-2011, 07:19 AM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Byron, Mi
Posts: 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdm531 View Post
i have seen the shafts almost frozen together, an have to really work on getting them to compress, be sure to clean an grease the splines good when you go back togrther. i ride mud an water mostly so i drilled the female splines an installed grease zerks on both front an rear
Mine must have came apart easy because it only had about 450 miles on it

But yes, definitely grease the splines as you said.



09 Brute Force 750i
Evanrude is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 05-05-2011, 07:21 AM
Junior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 6
thats the reason i said unbolt the diff cause mine is frozen up. i might have to use your idea about the zerks, i got them everywhere else mine as well do some there
hfdbuck09 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Kawasaki ATV Forum > Kawasaki ATV Performance / Maintenance / Technical > Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Search tags for this page
99 kawaski leaking out rear drive shaft
,

atv leaking oil

,
driveshaft brush leaking
,
front drive shaft seal on can am commander is leaking
,
how to replace shaft oil on kawasaki concourse
,
kawasaki concourse shaft problem
,
leaking grease around drive shaft
,
leaking oil from rear drive shaft on kwaski bayou
,
oil leak in kawasaki bayou drive shaft
,
oil leaking from rear of atv
,
stop the oil leak on propellor shaft of a bayou
,
why does my 1995 kawasaki bayou leak from driveshaft
,
why is my drive shaft leaking by the rear
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need rear drive shaft assm speedy81304_KVF700 Wanted 1 01-18-2008 10:17 PM
drive shaft bubbasoffroad2 Wanted 8 12-14-2007 06:57 PM
KAWASAKI PRAIRIE 700 4X4 2004 REAR DRIVE SHAFT CASE NEW! Prairie Under Pressure For Sale 4 12-27-2006 09:47 AM
Leaking front drive shaft seals Footy Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou 3 10-06-2006 02:54 PM
front drive cv shaft JOEMIDDP700 Kawasaki Brute Force/Prairie/Bayou 5 05-31-2004 07:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome