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Old 03-19-2009, 06:34 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

i seem to be leaking oil out of the bottom of the motor and cant really find where its at??? anyone else have this problem or any ideas as to why???
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:29 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

Take a look at the oil drain plug. Did you change oil recently and not put the new crush washer on the drain plug?? Might be that or the plug is loose.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:13 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

It don't happen to be coming from the weep hole does it? This is on the left side of motor on bottom. You will see a small hole. Normally antifreeze leaks out of this hole when the WP seal goes bad. But oil can also leak out if the oil seal goes bad.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:14 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

My bad, the hole is on the right side. sorry
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:17 AM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

it is coming from the right side. i checked all the bolts on that side and they were all snug but it does look like its coming from the water pump area. and yes i did change the oil and not put a new washer on it.......
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:09 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

make sure it's not your washer on drain plug. Wipe the area down real good where it seems to be leaking then start it up and let it run a bit then check the weep hole after it sits for 1/2 hr. or so, it will probably be leaking. The weep hole is between the water pump seal and oil seal.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:28 AM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

its coming from the weep hole. so does this mean its the water pump or oil seal or both??? at first it was just oil and now it has some anitfreeze along with it..
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:46 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

Even if it was just the oil seal you would still have to replace the waterpump seal also. When you remove the waterpump then the black impeller you will see the wp seal. You have to remove it and the oil seal is behind it. The water pump seal will be no good once you remove it. The waterpump seal is a Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word Spam wordSpam word  to remove. Might want to take to dealer.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:23 PM
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Default 2002 sportsman 500 oil leak

ok thank you ill try and tackle it first
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