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Steering Shaft Bearing Replacement - Polaris RZR XP 1000 Service Manual

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Steering Shaft Bearing Replacement

NOTE: Replacement pivot tube assembly comes
with new upper and lower bearings installed. Use
this procedure if replacing just the bearings only.
1. Perform the "Steering Shaft Removal" procedure.
2. Remove the steering wheel cap and retaining nut.
3. Press steering shaft out of the steering wheel and
pivot tube.
4. Note the order and location of the washers and
spacers between the steering wheel and pivot tube.
5. Drive the bearings out of the pivot tube using a drift
punch.
6. Inspect the pivot tube bearing surfaces for signs of
excessive wear or damage.
7. Apply
Loctite
®
271
circumference of the new lower bearing race. Slide
the new lower bearing onto the steering shaft and
install the steering shaft through the pivot tube.
NOTE: Use care not to allow any of the Loctite
to get in the bearing.
Cap
1
Nut
Steering Hub Insert
Bushing
Bushing
Bushing
Be sure the lower washers and spacers are still
on the steering shaft.
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Bearing
Bearing
Bushing
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Bushing
10
Bushing
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8. Apply
Loctite
®
circumference of the new upper bearing race. Slide
the new upper bearing onto the steering shaft and
press it into the pivot tube by hand.
NOTE: Use care not to allow any of the Loctite
to get in the bearing.
Bearings will be seated in the pivot housing
upon tightening the steering wheel nut in step
14.
9. Reinstall the upper washers and spacers in the order
in which they were removed.
10. Install the steering wheel and hand tighten the nut.
®
Apply Loctite
271
11. Reinstall the steering shaft assembly in the vehicle.
Install the lower portion of the steering shaft onto the
steering gear box assembly (see Figure 5-16).
Torque the lower pinch bolt to specification.
®
Lower Steering Pinch Bolt:
42 ft-lb (57 Nm)
12. Install the two fasteners that retain the pivot tube
(see Figure 5-17). Torque fasteners to specification.
Pivot Tube Bolts:
8 ft-lb (11 Nm)
13. Install the fastener retaining the upper portion of the
steering wheel tilt shock to the pivot tube (see Figure
5-17). Torque fastener to specification.
Tilt Shock Bolt:
7 ft-lb (10 Nm)
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