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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone I am from Northern California and just recently purchased a used 2008 Artic Cat Prowler from a dealership in Elk Grove, California. Test drove the unit around their parking lot and everything seemed OK. Brought the unit home and took it for a 40 minute drive on paved and dirt roads and the unit started smoking and the belt started slipping. Smoke was coming from oil leaking onto the drive belt. Called the dealership and they said bring it in and they replaced some gakets and a couple of seals. After 2 weeks they said come pick it up and I did. Got the unit home and took it for a short ride and withinn 20 minutes once again belt started slipping and it was smoking like crazy from oil leaking onto the drive belt. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT MIGHT BE GOING ON WITH THIS UNIT.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 05:48 PM
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What model prowler do you have ? I would take the clucth cover off and the pri clucth off then start it and let it run and watch around the crank shaft and wet clucth cover to find where its leaking. I have seen them leak around the wet clucth cover and the gasket only cost about $4 bucks. but this is just my opinon.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-26-2010, 05:52 PM
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If you run the 650 H1 with the primary off it will blow the oil past the seal, it needs the pressure to hold the seal in place.

Sounds like either your shaft is bad or the spacer is missing allowing slack.

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Spacer? What spacer?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 05:39 AM
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Sorry more of a washer behind the big nut and in front of the fixed plate

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 08:51 AM
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your problem is in the seal and oring in the wet clutch housing behind the primary clutch . but you cannot run it with the clutch removed ! it will blow oil everywhere !

i was fighting this same problem on my XTZ a while back . there is a collar that slides over the primary clutch shaff that with an o ring inside of it . the oring can allow oil to leak by the splines . and the if the collar is worn the oil will leak past the seal on the outside diameter . i changed all of this and still had the leak then i drained the 20w50 amsoil out and refilled it with 10w40 amsoil and the leak quit. go figure the heavier weight oil was enough to cause the pressure to build in the wet clutch housing and push by the seals .

ask the dealer whet parts they replaced and which oil the put in it . the seals are cheap and not to hard to replace . but you need a driver to install that seal without damaging it . you may need the new collar oring and seal .
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-29-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Youn guys are great. I really do appreciate all of your feed back.
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