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Old 09-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to remove chain case cover on a 2000 600 XC Deluxe

Hi,

I have drained the lube and got the cover loose, but there isn't enough clearance at the bottom to get the cover off.

This sled is "new" to me, so I am giving it the once over. I had to adjust the tensioner several turns, so I wanted to see if everything was good inside. The fluid appeared clean when I drained it, and the fuzz on the magnet didn't have any chunks.

Is this gonna be easy or am I looking at a big job?

I look forward to any ideas or advice.

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is the clearance issue because of the coolant hoses?
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If it has mechanical reverse, you will need to heat up the belly pan a bit and flex it out of the way. Swearing loudly and throwing tools across the garage always helps on them too.
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That sled has mechanical reverse which makes the bottom of the chaincase cover "fatter". Since it's factory-installed, the coolant lines don't have the splice in them like they would if the case was installed after-the-fact. And that means that there's little play.

There shouldn't be a need to heat the belly pan, I wouldn't think. You should be able to pull that cover by getting the coolant lines out of the way.
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If it has mechanical reverse, you will need to heat up the belly pan a bit and flex it out of the way. Swearing loudly and throwing tools across the garage always helps on them too.
Ridin again hit it 100% plus you need a prybar and 2x4's. It gets a ton easier after a dozen or so times.

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No running board coolers so no hoses in the way.
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It might help to drop the trailing arm (from the rear mount), too... gives the plastic a little more room to "flex".
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no coolant hoses in the way on that. the issue is the tipped in trailing arms. remove the rear bolt to drop down like was said. alittle heat and pry with a piece of wood, like was mentioned will make this easier. its still a pita.
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It might help to drop the trailing arm (from the rear mount), too... gives the plastic a little more room to "flex".
I believe thats in the tech manual. The rear bolt on mine is froze in tight.
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