After letting it sit long enough in the garage deciding what to do with it I decided on doing the repair myself. The front dif was my first assumption since 4×4 was not working. After some research through the forums I found a post about being able to turn the driveshaft by hand and it being the snorkel gear. As I read around on the rzr transmissions I found it wasn’t a very hard tas. So assuming that was the only thing wrong with it I then decided I would attempt the repair myself.
First thing I did was print out the transmission section of the manual to be able to follow step by step. I removed the transmission carefully labeling and placing all bolts in separate bags, since this is my first one. I separated the case and removed the shafts in appropriate order. I removed all 4 allen bolts to the bearing retainer and pulled the sub pinion gear and shaft out. Finally I could see the problem. The sub pinion gear is chewed up as well as the snorkel gear and a piece of the case. I realize the case is pretty much no good now and will need to be replaced but I wanted to remove the snorkel gear anyway just for practice. So I extracted the seal and then went to unscrew the snorkel tube using a combination of allen wreches and a screw driver. It turned smoothly for about a full turn and then stopped. Now I can’t get it to turn either way. Am I forgetting anything or are there any suggestions? Any advice is greatly appreciated!