The steering components should be checked periodically
for loose fasteners, worn tie rod ends, ball joints and
damage. Also check to make sure all cotter pins are in
place. If cotter pins are removed, they must be replaced.
Replace any worn or damaged steering components.
Steering should move freely through the entire range of
travel without binding. Check routing of all cables, hoses,
and wiring to be sure the steering mechanism is not
restricted or limited.
Check front end alignment whenever
steering components are replaced.
Due to the critical nature of the procedures outlined in
this chapter, Polaris recommends steering component
repair and adjustment be performed by an authorized
Polaris MSD certified technician.
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Steering Wheel Freeplay
Check steering wheel for specified freeplay and
1. Position the vehicle on level ground.
2. Lightly turn the steering wheel left and right.
3. There should be 0.8-1.0" (20-25 mm) of freeplay.
4. If there is excessive freeplay or the steering feels
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rough, inspect the following components.
• Tie Rod Ends
• Steering Shaft U-Joints
• Steering Gearbox