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The vent tube under the main skid plate is slowly leaking oil. It's near the drain plug, but it looks like it attaches to the transmission side of the case. It's not dripping much, maybe 1 drop in 12hrs but it's annoying. The old skid that was on the quad when i got it was bent bad and full of dirt so. The oil just stayed there and i didn't notice it when i bought it.
 

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That's the "weep" hole between the water pump seals. Oil leaking out of it means that the water pump shaft seal is bad. A coolant leak there means that the mechanical seal is bad.
 

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So to fix said seal I'm going to have to pull the motor aren't I?

That's the "weep" hole between the water pump seals. Oil leaking out of it means that the water pump shaft seal is bad. A coolant leak there means that the mechanical seal is bad.
 

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You can do it in frame. I've only done it once, but it's not too bad. You should get a service manual though. There are free .pdf copies available. Someone on this forum might have a copy that they'll share.
 

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It's not a big job, just a little tricky to get it back together without damaging the mechanical seal.
 

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I tried to do mine with the cover still on but I rushed it and gouged the case so I had to buy a used cover of ebay and a new seal kit.
 
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