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Fox fork problem

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by kajo, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. kajo

    kajo Chimp

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    I've got a Fox F100RLT 2004 fork and it's leaking from the top cap. The cap has never been removed from the fork before so why can it be leacking from there. I have attached a pic of the area where the oil is coming from. Looks like there are some unevenness where I have marked with a red ring.

    What can I do? Do I need a new cap or do I need to send it in?
     

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  2. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    I thought there was supposed to be an o-ring there.
     
  3. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    there is:

     
  4. kajo

    kajo Chimp

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    The o-ring was there. I just took it off when I took the picture so you can see better. The o-ring looked good so it must be the marked place in the picture.
     
  5. oldfart

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    I would guess the marks are from a loose cap being ridden on. Get a new "O"ring from a hardware store. Super cheap part. If it works great, if not your out pennies but you gained some knowledge.
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Looks like the whole top cap has been mangled by a set of channel locks. If a new o-ring does not work get a new top cap and the correct socket to install it.
     
  7. arboc!

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    the part below the blue knob looks a bit... mangled. could thank have anything to do with it?