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Big bear fw350 damaged gear change housing

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Hi bought this quad with a few leaks and other issues which thanks to excellent advice from these forums I thought I’d sorted them till I washed it down and found oil underneath. 

It is coming from the seal around the gear changer pedal as it looks like someone has banged the housing flat on one side. Knowing how easily aluminium is broken I don’t wanna risk tapping it back into shape. Would a new seal fit or would the distortion of the housing render it useless.

thanks in advance 

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That’s a shifter gear seal.  You can try to get it out with a pick but that’s not very easy.   You would have to pull the cover off and push it out from the back side.  Hopefully you can press a new one right back in and you will be good to go.   You will have to buy another side cover gasket. 

If the housing rim is dented and preventing the seal from coming out I would take a small dremil tool with a pencil grinder type  tip and grind the dented edge instead of trying to tap on it with any sort of hammer etc.  

Post a pic of you can I’m sure some members here will have other ideas as well.  

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