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RANGER
RZR 570
Owner's Manual
for Maintenance and Safety

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  • Page 1 RANGER RZR 570 Owner's Manual for Maintenance and Safety...
  • Page 2 WARNING Read, understand, and follow all of the instructions and safety precautions in this manual and on all product labels. Failure to follow the safety precautions could result in serious injury or death. WARNING The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 3 The text is printed on 100% recycled with 40% post-consumer waste (PCW).
  • Page 4 • On public roads. • On paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control. • With non-Polaris approved accessories - they may seriously affect stability. ALWAYS: • Wear your seat belt. Vehicle rollover can cause severe injury or death.
  • Page 5 WELCOME Thank you for purchasing a POLARIS vehicle, and welcome to our world-wide family of POLARIS enthusiasts. Be sure to visit us online at www.polarisindustries.com for the latest news, new product introductions, upcoming events, career opportunities and more. Here at POLARIS we proudly produce an exciting line of utility and recreational products.
  • Page 6 POLARIS, RANGER and RANGER RZR are registered trademarks of POLARIS Indus- tries Inc. Copyright 2012 POLARIS Sales Inc. All information contained within this publication is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Due to constant improvements in the design and quality of production components, some minor discrep- ancies may result between the actual vehicle and the information presented in this publi- cation.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ......114 POLARIS Products..... 116 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 8: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle. Your safety is involved when these words and sym- bols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual. The safety alert symbol indicates a potential personal injury hazard. DANGER A DANGER indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 9 Failure to heed the warnings and safety precautions contained in this manual can result in severe injury or death. Your POLARIS vehicle is not a toy and can be hazardous to operate. This vehicle handles differently than cars, trucks or other off-road vehicles.
  • Page 10: Vehicle Identification Numbers

    Record your vehicle's identification numbers and key number in the spaces provided. Remove the spare key and store it in a safe place. An ignition key can be duplicated only by ordering a POLARIS key blank (using your key number) and mating it with one of your existing keys.
  • Page 11: Safety

    This vehicle may become less stable at speeds higher than those for which it is designed. Loss of control may occur at higher speeds. Do not install on a POLARIS vehicle any equipment that may increase the speed or power of the vehicle, or make any other modifications to the vehicle for these purposes.
  • Page 12: Safe Riding Gear

    Helmet Helmet Wearing a helmet can prevent a severe head injury. Whenever riding this POLARIS vehicle, always wear a helmet that meets or exceeds estab- lished safety standards. Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label.
  • Page 13 Wear gloves for comfort and for protection from sun, cold weather and other elements. Boots Wear sturdy over-the-ankle boots. Do not ride a POLARIS vehicle with bare feet. Clothing Wear long sleeves and long pants to protect arms and legs.
  • Page 14: Safety Warnings

    Accessories Non-approved accessories may seriously affect vehicle stability. Using accessories not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle could cause loss of control or an accident. Never operate with accessories not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle.
  • Page 15: Protective Apparel

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Failure to Inspect Before Operating Failure to inspect and verify that the vehicle is in safe operating condition before operating increases the risk of an accident. Always inspect the vehicle before each use to make sure it's in safe operating condition.
  • Page 16 SAFETY Safety Warnings Carrying Multiple Passengers Never carry a passenger until you have operated this vehicle for at least two hours and have completed the New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 52-53. A passenger must always be seated in a passenger seat with seat belt secured.
  • Page 17: Operating On Pavement

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating on Pavement Operating this vehicle on paved surfaces (including sidewalks, paths, parking lots, and driveways) may seriously affect handling and control of the vehicle, and may cause the vehicle to go out of control. This vehicle's tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement.
  • Page 18: Turning Improperly

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Turning Improperly Turning improperly could cause loss of traction, loss of control, accident or overturn. Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in the owner's manual. Avoid sharp turns. Never turn while applying heavy throttle. Never make abrupt steering maneuvers.
  • Page 19: Descending Hills Improperly

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Descending Hills Improperly Improperly descending a hill could cause loss of control or overturn. Always follow proper procedures for traveling down hills as described in the owner's manual. • Always descend a hill with the transmission in forward gear.
  • Page 20: Improper Tire Maintenance

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating Improperly in Reverse Improperly operating in reverse could result in a collision with an obstacle or person. Always follow proper operating procedures as outlined in this manual. See page 60. Before shifting into reverse gear, always check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle.
  • Page 21: Skidding Or Sliding

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating Over Obstacles Improperly operating over obstacles could cause loss of control or overturn. Before operating in a new area, check for obstacles. Never attempt to operate over large obstacles such as rocks or fallen trees. Always follow the proper procedures outlined in this manual when operating over obstacles.
  • Page 22: Improper Cargo Loading

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Improper Cargo Loading Overloading the vehicle or carrying/towing cargo improperly may cause changes in stability and handling, which could cause loss of control or an accident. • Always follow the instructions in the owner's manual for carrying cargo or pull- ing a trailer.
  • Page 23: Handling Gasoline

    Leaving the keys in the ignition can lead to unauthorized use of the vehicle, which could result in an accident or overturn. Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in use. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY call POLARIS at 1-800-342-3764.
  • Page 24 If an informational or graphic label becomes illegible or comes off, con- tact your POLARIS dealer to purchase a replacement. Replacement safety labels are provided by POLARIS at no charge. The part number is printed on the label. Load/Passenger/Tire Pressure Warning...
  • Page 25 SAFETY Safety Labels and Locations Passenger Safety Overturn Warning Warning Warning Shift Discretionary Caution Warning Cab Frame/Seat Belt Warning Cab Frame/Seat Belt Warning WARNING • ALWAYS WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT and make sure passenger wears seat belt. • ALWAYS SECURE CAB NETS. •...
  • Page 26: Age Warning

    SAFETY Safety Labels and Locations Age Warning WARNING Operating this vehicle if you are under the age of 16 increases your chance of severe injury or death. NEVER operate this vehicle if you are under age 16 or without a valid driver’s license. Overturn Warning WARNING Improper operation can cause this vehicle to overturn and lead to serious injury...
  • Page 27: Discretionary Warning

    • on hills steeper than 15 degrees. • on public roads. • on paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control. • with non-POLARIS approved accessories - they may seriously affect stability. ALWAYS: • keep hands and feet inside vehicle.
  • Page 28: Features And Controls

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Component Locations ROPS Frame Nets Storage Cargo Compartment (under hood) Taillights Headlights Hip Bars Passenger Steering Hand Hold Wheel Throttle Brake Shifter Pedal Pedal...
  • Page 29 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Component Locations Radiator Brush Receiver Hitch Guard Trailer Receiver Hitch Bracket This vehicle is equipped with a receiver hitch bracket for a trailer hitch. Trailer towing equipment is not supplied with this vehicle. To avoid injury and property damage, always heed the warnings and towing capacities outlined on pages 62-63.
  • Page 30: Steering Wheel

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Steering Wheel The steering wheel can be tilted upward or downward for rider preference. Lift and hold the steering wheel adjustment lever while moving the steering wheel upward or down- ward. Release the lever when the steering wheel is Adjustment Lever at the desired position.
  • Page 31 Always inspect cab nets for tightness, wear and damage before each use of the vehicle. Use the strap adjusters to tighten any loose straps. Promptly replace worn or damaged cab nets with new cab nets, avail- able from your authorized POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 32: Fuel Cap

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Fuel Cap The fuel tank filler cap is located on the right side of the vehicle near the passenger seat. When refueling, always use either leaded or unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump octane number of 87 R+M/2 octane. Do not use fuel with ethanol content greater than 10 percent, such as E-85 fuel.
  • Page 33: Seat Belts

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Seat Belts This POLARIS vehicle is equipped with three-point lap and diagonal seat belts for all riders. Always make sure the seat belts are secured for the operator and passenger before riding. To wear the seat belt properly, follow this procedure: 1.
  • Page 34: Auxiliary Outlet

    Power Steering Unit position. The EPS warning indicator will (under cover) illuminate to indicate the EPS has shut down. If the light remains on after starting the engine, the EPS system is inop- erative. See your authorized POLARIS dealer for service.
  • Page 35 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Switches Ignition Switch/Light Switch (Base Model) Use the ignition switch to start the engine and to turn the lights on or off. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF position. Turn the key to the OFF position to stop the engine.
  • Page 36 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Switches All Wheel Drive (AWD) Switch (if equipped) The AWD Switch has two positions: • All Wheel Drive (AWD) • Two Wheel Drive (2WD). Press the top of the rocker switch to engage All Wheel Drive. Press the bottom of the switch to operate in two wheel drive.
  • Page 37: Gear Selector

    Gear Selector is moving. Tip: Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper transmis- sion function. See your POLARIS dealer if you experience any shifting problems. NOTICE: Do not attempt to shift the transmission while the vehicle is moving or damage to the transmission could result.
  • Page 38: Brake Pedal

    (ROPS) on this vehicle meets OSHA 1928.53 rollover performance requirements. Always have your authorized POLARIS dealer thoroughly inspect the ROPS if it ever becomes damaged in any way. No device can assure occupant protection in the event of a roll- over.
  • Page 39: Engaging Awd

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS All Wheel Drive (AWD) System For models equipped with a rear differential, refer to the All Wheel Drive/Rear Differential section beginning on page 36. On models not equipped with a rear differential, the All Wheel Drive system is controlled by the AWD switch.
  • Page 40 FEATURES AND CONTROLS All Wheel Drive/Rear Differential System Engaging AWD Press the top of the switch to engage All Wheel Drive (AWD). The 4X4 indicator illuminates in the rider information center to indicate that the vehicle is in Differential Lock AWD.
  • Page 41: Disengaging Awd

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS All Wheel Drive/Rear Differential System Disengaging AWD Move the AWD switch to the center or bottom position to disengage AWD. If the switch is turned off while the front hubs are driving, they will not release until the rear wheels regain traction. In some situations, the front gearcase may remain locked after turning the AWD switch off.
  • Page 42: Locking The Differential

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS All Wheel Drive/Rear Differential System Locking the Differential NOTICE: Damage to the differential can occur if it is engaged while the vehicle is traveling at high speeds or while the rear wheels are spinning. Slow the vehicle to nearly stopped before engaging the differential. Locking the differential in slippery or low traction conditions helps improve traction.
  • Page 43: Instrument Cluster

    (if equipped) turned to the ON position. If the light remains on, the EPS system is inoperative. See your authorized POLARIS dealer for service. Neutral This lamp illuminates when the transmission is in neutral and the ignition key is in the ON position.
  • Page 44: Rider Information Center

    If this occurs, take the vehicle to your POLARIS dealer for proper diagnosis. The information center is set to display standard units of measurement and a 12-hour clock at the factory.
  • Page 45 6. Service Indicator - A flashing wrench symbol alerts the operator that the preset service interval has been reached. The vehicle should be brought to your POLARIS dealer for scheduled maintenance. See page 43 for resetting instructions. 7. 4X4 Indicator - This indicator illuminates when the 4X4 system is engaged (switch is on 4X4).
  • Page 46 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Instrument Cluster Rider Information Center Use the MODE button to toggle through the information area options. Display Units (Standard/Metric) MODE Button The display can be changed to show either standard or metric units of measurement for each of the following settings. Tip: To exit the set-up mode, turn the key off.
  • Page 47 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Instrument Cluster Rider Information Center Clock Mode Tip: The clock must be reset any time the battery has been disconnected or dis- charged. 1. Turn the key to the ON position. Use the MODE button to toggle to the odometer display.
  • Page 48 Diagnostic Display Mode The EFI diagnostic display mode is for informational purposes only. Please see your POLARIS dealer for all major repairs. The diagnostic mode is accessible only when the check engine warning indicator activates after the key has been turned on. Leave the key on if you want to view the active code (failure code).
  • Page 49: Instrument Cluster

    3. Record the three numbers displayed in the gear position, clock and odometer displays. 4. Press the MODE button to advance to the next error code. 5. Press and hold the MODE button to exit the diagnostics code menu. 6. See an authorized POLARIS dealer for code details and diagnosis.
  • Page 50: Operation

    Vehicle Break-in Period The break-in period for your new POLARIS vehicle is the first 25 hours of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two tanks full of gaso- line. No single action on your part is as important as a proper break-in period.
  • Page 51: Brake System Break-In

    OPERATION Vehicle Break-in Period Engine and Drivetrain Break-in 1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. See page 28. Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline. 2. Check the oil level. See page 73. Add the recommended oil as needed to maintain the oil level in the safe operating range. 3.
  • Page 52: Pre-Ride Inspection

    Indicator lights/switches Ensure proper operation Air filter, pre-filter Inspect, clean 88-89 Intake pre-filters Inspect, clean Headlamp Check operation, apply POLARIS dielectric grease when lamp is replaced Brake light/tail lamp Check operation, apply POLARIS dielectric grease when lamp is replaced Seat Latches...
  • Page 53: Safe Operation Practices

    4. Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous. Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. 5. Never operate with accessories not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle. 6. Operate this vehicle off-road only. Never operate the vehicle on pavement or on any public street, road or highway, including dirt and gravel roads.
  • Page 54: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION Starting the Engine 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface outdoors or in a well-venti- lated area. 2. Sit in the driver's seat and fasten the seat belt. Secure the cab nets. 3. Place the transmission in PARK. 4.
  • Page 55: Parking The Vehicle

    Respect the environment in which you ride your vehicle. Find out where the designated riding areas are by con- tacting your POLARIS dealer, a local riding club, or local officials. Help keep our trails open for recreational vehicle use. As an off-road enthusiast, you represent the sport and can set a good example (or a poor example) for others to follow.
  • Page 56 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 1. Read and understand the owner's manual and all warning and instruction labels before operating this vehicle. 2. Perform the pre-ride inspection. See page 48. 3. Do not carry a passenger until you have at least two hours of driving experience with this vehicle.
  • Page 57 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 10. Apply the brakes and shift into low gear. 11. Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel. 12. Keeping both hands on the steering wheel, slowly release the brakes and depress the throttle with your right foot to begin driving. 13.
  • Page 58: Driving With A Passenger

    OPERATION Driving with a Passenger 1. Complete the New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 52-53. 2. Perform the pre-ride inspection. See page 48. 3. Do not carry more than one passenger in a 2-seat vehicle. Additional passengers can affect the operator’s ability to steer and operate the con- trols.
  • Page 59: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    OPERATION Driving on Slippery Surfaces WARNING Skidding or sliding can cause loss of control or overturn (if tires regain traction unexpectedly). When operating on slippery surfaces such as ice or loose gravel, reduce speed and use extra caution to reduce the chance of skidding or sliding out of control.
  • Page 60: Driving Uphill

    OPERATION Driving Uphill Whenever traveling uphill, follow these precautions: 1. Always check the terrain carefully before ascending a hill. 2. Never operate in TURF mode (if equipped) while operating on a hill or other irregular terrain. Always move the AWD switch to AWD before ascending or descending a hill.
  • Page 61: Driving Downhill

    OPERATION Driving on a Sidehill (Sidehilling) Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Improper procedure could cause loss of control or overturn. Avoid crossing the side of any hill unless absolutely necessary. If crossing a hill is unavoidable, follow these precautions: 1.
  • Page 62: Driving Through Water

    If your vehicle becomes immersed or is operated in water that exceeds the floor level, take it to your POLARIS dealer for service before starting the engine. If it's impossible to bring the vehicle to...
  • Page 63: Driving Over Obstacles

    OPERATION Driving Over Obstacles Follow these precautions when operating over obstacles: 1. Always check for obstacles before operating in a new area. 2. Look ahead and learn to read the terrain. Be constantly alert for haz- ards such as logs, rocks and low hanging branches. 3.
  • Page 64: Driving In Reverse

    OPERATION Driving in Reverse Follow these precautions when operating in reverse: 1. Always check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle. 2. Apply the throttle lightly. Never open the throttle suddenly. 3. Back slowly. 4. Apply the brakes lightly for stopping. 5.
  • Page 65: Parking On An Incline

    OPERATION Parking on an Incline A rolling vehicle can result in serious injury. Avoid parking on an incline. If parking on an incline is unavoidable, follow these precau- tions: 1. Place the transmission in PARK. 2. Turn the engine off. 3.
  • Page 66: Hauling Cargo

    OPERATION Hauling Cargo WARNING Overloading the vehicle or carrying or towing cargo improperly can alter vehicle handling and may cause loss of control or brake instability. Always follow these precautions when hauling cargo: Never exceed the stated load capacity for this vehicle. REDUCE SPEED AND ALLOW GREATER DISTANCES FOR BRAKING WHEN HAULING CARGO.
  • Page 67: Belt Life

    OPERATION Hauling Cargo Your POLARIS vehicle has been designed to carry or tow specific capacities. Reduce speed and allow a greater distance for braking when carrying cargo. Loads should be centered and carried as low as possible in the box. For stability on rough or hilly terrain, reduce both speed and cargo.
  • Page 68: Emission Control Systems

    CFR 205) and local noise level requirements. Operation on Public Lands in the U.S.A. Your POLARIS vehicle has a spark arrester that was tested and qualified to be in accordance with the USFS standard 5100-1C. Federal law requires that this spark arrester be installed and functional when the vehicle is operated on public lands.
  • Page 69: Maintenance

    Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. When inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine POLARIS parts available from your POLARIS dealer. Record maintenance and service in the Maintenance Log beginning on page 128.
  • Page 70: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    Emission-related service (failure to conduct this maintenance will not void the emissions warranty but may affect emissions) Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services. WARNING! Improperly performing the procedures marked with a “D” could result in component failure and lead to serious injury or death. Have an...
  • Page 71 Demand drive fluid 25 H Break-in oil level check Transmission oil 25 H Break-in oil level check (main gearcase) Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. E Emission-Related Service D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
  • Page 72 Demand drive fluid 100 H 12 M Change fluid Transmission oil 100 H 12 M Change fluid (main gearcase) Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. E Emission-Related Service D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
  • Page 73 5000 (8000) Inspect; adjust as needed D Toe adjustment Inspect periodically; adjust when parts are replaced Headlight aim Adjust as needed Perform these procedures more often for vehicles subjected to severe use. E Emission-Related Service D Have an authorized POLARIS dealer perform these services.
  • Page 74: Lubrication Recommendations

    (Main Gearcase) Gearcase Lube Demand Drive Fluid Demand Drive Plus Fluid See page 76. (Front Gearcase) Prop Shaft POLARIS Premium U-Joint Locate fittings and grease. Lube Control Arm Pivot POLARIS Premium all Locate fittings and grease. Bushings, Front/Rear Season Grease or grease conforming to NLGI No.
  • Page 75 MAINTENANCE Lubrication Recommendations Rear Control Arm Pivot Bushings Front Stabilizer Bar Bushings Front Control Arm Pivot Bushings...
  • Page 76: Engine Oil

    Always perform the maintenance procedures as outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart. Oil may need to be changed more frequently if POLARIS PS-4 PLUS Synthetic engine oil is not used. Follow the manufacturer's recommen- dations for ambient temperature operation. See page 116 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 77: Oil Check

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Always check and change the oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Always use the recommended engine oil. NOTICE: Allowing dirt or debris to enter the engine can result in serious engine damage.
  • Page 78: Oil And Filter Change

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Oil and Filter Change Always check and change the oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Always change the oil filter whenever changing oil. The engine drain plug is located on the bottom of the crankcase.
  • Page 79 MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Oil and Filter Change 8. Using a cap-style oil filter wrench, turn the filter coun- ter-clockwise to remove it. 9. Using a clean dry cloth, clean the filter sealing sur- face on the crankcase. Make sure the old filter o-ring is completely removed.
  • Page 80 MAINTENANCE Gearcases Demand Drive Unit (Front Gearcase) Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Refer to the Gearcase Specifications Chart on page 78 for recommended lubricants, capacities and torque specifications.
  • Page 81 MAINTENANCE Gearcases Transmission (Main Gearcase) Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. Refer to the Gearcase Specifications Chart on page 78 for recommended lubricants, capacities and torque specifications. Fluid Check The fill plug is located on the rear of the gearcase.
  • Page 82: Gearcases

    MAINTENANCE Gearcases Gearcase Specification Chart Use of other fluids may result in improper operation of components. See page 116 for the part numbers of POLARIS products. Gearcase Lubricant Capacity Fill Plug Drain Plug/ Torque Level Check Plug Torque Transmission Premium AGL 24 oz.
  • Page 83: Spark Plug Condition

    MAINTENANCE Spark Plug Spark Plug Removal and Replacement 1. Remove the rear access panel Spark Plug in the cargo box. 2. Remove the spark plug cap. 3. Using the spark plug wrench provided in the tool kit, remove the plug by rotating it counter-clockwise.
  • Page 84: Fuses

    MAINTENANCE Fuses If the engine stops or will not start, if the power steering stops working (if equipped), or if you experience other electrical failures, a fuse may need replacement. Locate and correct any short circuits that may have caused the blown fuse, then replace the fuse. Main Fuse Feature Supported Lights: Headlights, Taillights...
  • Page 85 MAINTENANCE Fuses Main Fuse Box Release Tabs 1. From the left side of the vehicle, reach in and lift up on the two fuse box tabs. 2. Slide the fuse box slightly toward the right side of the vehicle to disengage it from the mount.
  • Page 86: Cooling System

    POLARIS Premium 60/40 anti-freeze/coolant or a 50/50 mixture of high quality aluminum compatible anti-freeze/coolant and distilled water. POLARIS Premium 60/40 is already premixed and ready to use. Do not dilute with water. See page 116 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 87: Radiator Coolant Level

    3. View the coolant level through the opening. 4. Use a funnel and slowly add coolant as needed. Tip: Use of a non-standard pressure cap will not allow the recovery system to function properly. See your POLARIS dealer for the correct replacement part.
  • Page 88: Coolant Level

    Reinstall the cap. Tip: If coolant must be added often, or if the overflow bottle runs completely dry, there may be a leak in the system. Have the cooling system inspected by your POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 89 • See your POLARIS dealer as outlined in the owner's manual. • This PVT system is intended for use on POLARIS products only. Do not install it in any other product. • Always make sure the PVT housing is securely in place during operation.
  • Page 90 2. Remove all debris from the entire clutch air duct passage. 3. Check for signs of damage to seals on the transmission and engine. See your POLARIS dealer promptly for service if any seals appear to be damaged. Tip: Belt slip is responsible for creating excessive heat that destroys belts, wears clutch components and causes outer clutch covers to fail.
  • Page 91: Pvt Drying

    4. Allow the engine RPM to settle to idle speed. Apply the brakes. Shift the transmission to the lowest available range. 5. Test for belt slippage. If the belt slips, repeat the process. 6. Take the vehicle to your POLARIS dealer for service as soon as possible.
  • Page 92: Air Filter

    MAINTENANCE Air Filter Hose Clamp Always clean all dirt and debris away from the air box area before servicing the air filter. Always change the air filter at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 65. 1.
  • Page 93 MAINTENANCE Air Filter 6. Install a new filter if needed. Do not attempt to clean the air filter. Install the air filter with the pleats facing upward. 7. Reinstall the air box cover and secure the cover clips. Do not allow the air box cover to contact the air filter during installation.
  • Page 94: Spark Arrester

    MAINTENANCE Spark Arrester WARNING Failure to heed the following warnings while servicing the spark arrester could result in serious injury or death. Do not perform clean-out immediately after the engine has been run, as the exhaust system becomes very hot. Serious burns could result from contact with the exhaust components.
  • Page 95: Throttle System

    Never start or operate this vehicle if it has a sticking or improperly operating throttle pedal. Immediately contact your POLARIS dealer for service if throttle problems arise. Always check the pedal for free movement and return before starting the engine and occasionally during operation.
  • Page 96: Throttle System

    Throttle System Throttle Body/Idle RPM Idle RPM is preset by the manufacturer. If the engine idle speed is not satisfactory, please see your POLARIS dealer for adjustment. Throttle Freeplay Adjustment 1. Remove both seats. Remove the engine access panel. See page 28.
  • Page 97 See page 94 for brake fluid information. If you discover any irregularities in brake system operation, including excessive pedal travel, contact your POLARIS dealer for proper diagno- sis and repairs. WARNING! Operating the vehicle with a spongy brake pedal can result in loss of braking, which could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
  • Page 98: Brake Fluid

    Inspect the level of the brake fluid before each operation. If the fluid level is low add DOT 4 brake fluid only. See page 116 for the part num- bers of POLARIS products. WARNING! After opening a bottle of brake fluid, always discard any unused portion.
  • Page 99: Brake Inspection

    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 strange noises, or the steering feels rough or “catchy,” have the steering system inspected by an autho- rized POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 100: Suspension Settings

    If desired, the suspension may be adjusted to maintain vehicle clearance height when carrying loads. Please see your POLARIS dealer for the tool required to make suspension adjustments. Elevate the vehicle slightly for easier adjustment.
  • Page 101: Tires

    MAINTENANCE Tires WARNING Operating your vehicle with worn tires will increase the possibility of skidding, loss of control and an accident, which could result in serious injury or death. Always replace tires when the tread depth measures 1/8" (3 mm) or less. Improper tire inflation or the use of non-standard size or type of tires may adversely affect vehicle handling, which could result in vehicle damage or personal injury.
  • Page 102: Wheel Removal

    Always ensure that all nuts are torqued to specification. Do not service axle nuts that have a cotter pin installed. See your POLARIS dealer. 3. Attach the wheel nuts and washers and finger tighten.
  • Page 103: Headlight Lamp Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Lights Poor lighting while driving can result in severe injury or death. Head- light and taillight lenses become dirty during normal operation. Wash the headlights frequently to maintain lighting quality. When servicing a halogen lamp, don't touch the lamp with bare fingers. Oil from your skin leaves a residue, causing a hot spot that will shorten the life of the lamp.
  • Page 104: Headlight Beam Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Lights Headlight Beam Adjustment 25 ft. (7.6 m) 8" (20 cm) 1. Place the vehicle on a level surface with the headlight approxi- mately 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a wall. Place the transmission in PARK. 2. Measure the distance from the floor to the center of the headlight and make a mark on the wall at the same height.
  • Page 105: Vehicle Immersion

    6. Attempt to start the engine. If necessary, repeat the drying proce- dure. 7. Take the vehicle to your POLARIS dealer for service as soon as possible, whether you succeed in starting it or not. 8. If water has been ingested into the PVT follow the procedure on...
  • Page 106 MAINTENANCE Battery WARNING Battery electrolyte is poisonous. It contains sulfuric acid. Serious burns can result from contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Antidote: External: Flush with water. Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil.
  • Page 107: Battery Removal

    MAINTENANCE Battery WARNING Improperly connecting or disconnecting battery cables can result in an explosion and cause serious injury or death. When removing the battery, always disconnect the negative (black) cable first. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the negative (black) cable last. Battery Removal 1.
  • Page 108: Battery Installation

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Installation Using a new battery that has not been fully charged can damage the bat- tery and result in a shorter life. It can also hinder vehicle performance. Follow the battery charging instructions on page 106 before installing the battery.
  • Page 109: Battery Storage

    See page 106. Tip: Battery charge can be maintained by using a POLARIS Battery Tender charger or by charging about once a month to make up for normal self-dis- charge.
  • Page 110 MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Charging (Conventional Battery) 1. Remove the battery from the vehicle to prevent damage from leak- ing or spilled electrolyte during charging. See page 103. 2. Charge the battery with a charging output no larger than 1/10 of the battery’s amp/hr rating.
  • Page 111 MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Charging (Sealed Battery) Always verify battery condition before and 1-2 hours after the end of charging. Charge Time State of Voltage Action (Using constant current Charge charger @ standard amps specified on top of battery) 100% 12.8-13.0 volts None, check at 3 None required mos.
  • Page 112: Cleaning And Storage

    Do not allow these types of products to contact the vehicle. The best and safest way to clean your POLARIS vehicle is with a gar- den hose and a pail of mild soap and water. 1. Use a professional-type washing cloth, cleaning the upper body first and the lower parts last.
  • Page 113: Polishing The Vehicle

    • Cab and body panels • Labels and decals • Electrical components and wiring If warning and safety labels are damaged, contact your POLARIS dealer for free replacement. Grease all zerk fittings immediately after washing. Allow the engine to run for a while to evaporate any water that may have entered the engine or exhaust system.
  • Page 114 MAINTENANCE Cleaning and Storage Chrome Wheel Care (if equipped) Proper maintenance will protect chrome wheels from corrosion, pre- serve wheel life and ensure a “like new” appearance for many years. Tip: Chrome wheels exposed to road salt (or salt in the air in coastal areas) are more susceptible to corrosion if not properly cleaned.
  • Page 115: Storage Tips

    108. Stabilize the Fuel 1. Fill the fuel tank. 2. Add POLARIS Carbon Clean Fuel Treatment or POLARIS Fuel Stabilizer. Follow the instructions on the container for the recom- mended amount. Carbon Clean removes water from fuel systems, stabilizes fuel and removes carbon deposits from pistons, rings, valves and exhaust systems.
  • Page 116 6. If POLARIS fuel system additive is not used, fuel tank, fuel lines, and injectors should be completely drained of gasoline. 7. Reinstall the spark plug cap to the spark plug.
  • Page 117: Removal From Storage

    2. Remove the key to prevent loss during transporting. 3. Secure the fuel cap and seats. 4. Always tie the frame of the POLARIS vehicle to the transporting unit securely with suitable straps or rope. Do not attach tie straps to...
  • Page 118: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS RANGER RZR 570 Gross Vehicle Weight 1719 lbs. (780 kg) Dry Weight 962 lbs. (436 kg) Base Model 999 lbs. (453 kg) LE Model Rear Cargo Box Capacity 300 lbs. (136 kg) Maximum Weight Capacity 740 lbs. (336.4 kg) (riders/cargo/accessories/...
  • Page 119 SPECIFICATIONS RANGER RZR 570 Lubrication System Wet Sump Engine Oil PS-4 PLUS Driving System Type Automatic POLARIS Variable Transmission Shift Type Dual Range P/R/N/L/H Gear Reduction - Low 25.59:1 Gear Reduction - Reverse 22.92:1 Gear Reduction - High 12.05:1 Drive Ratio - Front 3.818:1...
  • Page 120: Polaris Products

    Premium U-Joint Lube (3 oz./89 ml cartridge) 2871551 Premium U-Joint Lube (14 oz./414 ml cartridge) 2871329 Dielectric Grease (Nyogel™) Additives / Miscellaneous 2871326 Carbon Clean Plus 2870652 Fuel Stabilizer 2872189 DOT 4 Brake Fluid 2871956 Loctite™ 565 Thread Sealant 2859044 POLARIS Battery Tender™ Charger...
  • Page 121: Troubleshooting

    See your POLARIS dealer. Poor engine performance Check for fouled plug or foreign material in gas tank or fuel lines. See your POLARIS dealer. Slippage from failure to Always warm up the belt by operating below 30 mph for warm up belt one mile (5 miles or more when temperature is below freezing).
  • Page 122 Inspect plug and replace if necessary No spark to spark plug Inspect plug and replace if necessary Water or fuel in crankcase Immediately see your POLARIS dealer Low battery voltage Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC Mechanical failure See your POLARIS dealer...
  • Page 123 Solution Poor quality or low octane fuel Replace with recommended fuel Incorrect ignition timing See your POLARIS dealer Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range Set gap to specs or replace plug Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires Possible Cause...
  • Page 124 Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC Incorrect fuel Replace with fresh recommended fuel Clogged air filter Inspect and clean or replace Other mechanical failure See your POLARIS dealer Overheated engine Clean radiator screen and core, clean engine exterior, see your POLARIS dealer...
  • Page 125: Warranty

    WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS: LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES The POLARIS limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. This warranty does not cover accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling. This warranty also does not cover any vehicle that...
  • Page 126 This warranty does not cover the use of unauthorized lubricants, chemicals, or fuels that are not compatible with the vehicle. The exclusive remedy for breach of this warranty shall be, at POLARIS' exclusive option, repair or replacement of any defective materi- als, or components or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
  • Page 127 WARRANTY HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE If your vehicle requires warranty service, you must take it to a POLARIS Servicing Dealer. When requesting warranty service you must present your copy of the Warranty Registration form to the dealer. (THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE DEALER IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY).
  • Page 128 You should warranty register your vehicle at a local POLARIS dealer in your new country immediately after you move to continue your warranty coverage and to ensure that you receive safety information and...
  • Page 129 How to Get Service If Purchased From A Private Party: If you purchase a POLARIS product from a private citizen, to be kept and used outside of the country in which the vehicle was originally purchased, all warranty coverage will be denied.
  • Page 130 This emissions limited warranty is in addition to the POLARIS standard limited war- ranty for your vehicle. POLARIS Industries Inc. warrants that at the time it is first pur- chased, this emissions-certified vehicle is designed, built and equipped so it conforms with applicable U.S.
  • Page 131 POLARIS dealer to perform any service that may be necessary for your vehi- cle. POLARIS also recommends that you use only Pure POLARIS parts. It is a potential violation of the Clean Air Act if a part supplied by an aftermarket parts manufacturer reduces the effectiveness of the vehicle's emission controls.
  • Page 132: Maintenance Log

    MAINTENANCE LOG Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance. DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 133: Index

    INDEX Access Panels ....25 Brake Fluid ....94 Accessory Outlet.
  • Page 134 INDEX Demand Drive Fluid ... . 76 Fan, Cooling ....83 Filling the Battery ....105 Differential Locking .
  • Page 135 INDEX Gearcase Specifications ..78 Light Switch ....31 Gearcases ....76-78 Lights .
  • Page 136 Spark Plug Gap ....78 Polaris Products ....116 Spark Plug Removal ... . . 79 Polishing the Vehicle.
  • Page 137 INDEX Vehicle Identification Numbers ..6 Switches AWD Switch... . 32, 35 Vehicle Immersion ... . . 101 Differential Lock Switch .

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