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2019 Talon X front diff seals leaking at 230 miles

highpocket74

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Has one else experienced this problem? I just noticed this weekend that both side seals were leaking, right side much worse than left side? What is this crap? I have almost no miles on the machine and seals are already leaking? Sounds like Polaris quality, except I never had a seal leak on those!! I bought this machine to NOT work on it!!!
 
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Has one else experienced this problem? I just noticed this weekend that both side seals were leaking, right side much worse than left side? What is this crap? I have almost no miles on the machine and seals are already leaking? Sounds like Polaris quality, except I never had a seal leak on those!! I bought this machine to NOT work on it!!!
Take it in for warranty or buy the $5 seals yourself and replace them, not that big of a deal. They must have had a bad batch of seals or were installed wrong. My right side was leaking at 40 miles. Replaced it myself because I didn't want to haul it to the dealer. I have since had the sub transmission rebuilt and both rear axles replaced under warranty. My machine has around 500 miles now. Still wouldn't go back to a belt. LOL
 

HondaTech

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Of the few I've done, ita appears to be an axle install problem. The lips get folded in and cause a leak. It seems to be hit or miss, but definitely not a "bad" seal.

I grease the heck out of the new ones with Sil Glyde to ease install and minimize a return leak.
 

PhilCod

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I had the same issue with a Honda Rincon I had. Agreed, bad axle install and that jacks up the seals.
 

PaulF

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Have them check the diff vent lines too. There are other (unconfirmed) reports that the factory applied too much glue at the point where the hose meets the nipple where it goes into the frame. This caused the tube to be plugged and pressure built up in the diff when it got warm and caused the seal(s) to leak.

Again, this is completely unconfirmed but worth looking at to see if it is truly a possibility.
 
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