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FOUR STROKE
2013
Owner's Manual
for Maintenance
and Safety

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  • Page 1 FOUR STROKE 2013 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 15 . • on paved surfaces - pavement may seriously affect handling and control. • with non-Polaris approved accessories - they may seriously affect stability. • at speeds that are too fast for the operator’s skills, the conditions and/or the terrain.
  • Page 4 Visit us at www.polarisindustries.com...
  • Page 5 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 6 POLARIS vehicle. Before your children drive or ride in the vehicle, please read and make sure they read this owner’s manual. Watch the instructional video with them.
  • Page 7 You must learn how to keep yourself and those around you safe while you're riding. Your parents and POLARIS want you to be safe while you enjoy riding your new vehicle, and that's why it’s very important that you read this owner’s manual and watch the instructional video.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ......92 POLARIS Products..... . 94 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 9: 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 10 Failure to follow 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: Safe Riding Gear

    Boots 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 14 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 15: Safety Warnings

    SAFETY Safety Warnings WARNING Failure to operate this vehicle properly can result in a collision, loss of control, accident or overturn, which may result in serious injury or death. Be sure to read all of the following warnings about driving hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Page 16: Protective Apparel

    Installing non-approved accessories may seriously affect vehicle handling and stability, which could result in loss of control or an accident. Never install accessories not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle. Protective Apparel Riding in this vehicle without wearing an...
  • Page 17: Carrying A Passenger

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Using Alcohol or Drugs Riding in this vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs could adversely affect operator judgment, reaction time, balance and perception. Never consume alcohol or drugs before or while operating or riding in this vehicle. Carrying a Passenger Never carry a passenger until you have operated this vehicle for at least four hours and have...
  • Page 18: Turning Improperly

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating at Excessive Speeds Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds increases the operator's risk of losing control. Always operate at a speed that's appropriate for the terrain, the visibility and operating conditions, your skills and your passenger’s skills. Turning Improperly Turning improperly could cause loss of traction, loss of control, accident or overturn.
  • Page 19: Improper Hill Climbing

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Driving Downhill Improperly Driving down a hill improperly could cause loss of control or overturn. Always follow proper procedures for driving down a hill as described in the owner's manual. • Always drive down a hill with the trans- mission in forward gear.
  • Page 20: Crossing Hillsides

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Stalling While Climbing a Hill Stalling or rolling backwards while climbing a hill could cause an overturn. Maintain a steady speed when climbing a hill. If you lose all forward speed: Apply the brakes gradually until the vehicle is fully stopped.
  • Page 21 Installing non-approved tires may seriously affect vehicle handling and stability, which could result in loss of control or an accident. Never install tires not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle. Operating this vehicle with improper or uneven tire pressure could cause loss of control, accident or overturn.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Operating A Damaged Vehicle

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Overloading the Vehicle Overloading the vehicle or carrying/towing loads may cause changes in stability and handling, which could cause loss of control or an accident. • Never tow objects or carry loads with this vehicle. • Never exceed the maximum weight capacity for this vehicle. Operating a Damaged Vehicle Operating a damaged vehicle can result in an accident with serious injury or death.
  • Page 24: 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 25 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. Dash Warning Label...
  • Page 26 Front: 3 (20.7) Rear: 3 (20.7) MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY 300 lbs. (136 KG) INCLUDES WEIGHT OF OPERATOR, PASSENGER AND ACCESSORIES. LOCATE AND READ OWNER’S MANUAL. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS. IF OWNER’S MANUAL IS MISSING, CONTACT A POLARIS DEALER FOR A REPLACEMENT.
  • Page 27: Features And Controls

    Promptly replace worn or damaged cab nets with new cab nets, available from your authorized POLARIS dealer. The vehicle illustrated below is shown without cab nets only to allow component identification. Always use the cab nets.
  • Page 28: Component Locations

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Component Locations Steering Frame Wheel Running Lights Brush Guard Muffler (Spark Arrester) Taillight/Brake Light...
  • Page 29: Seat Removal

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Seats Driver’s Seat Adjustment 1. Lift the seat latch lever located Seat Latch Lever under the right front edge of the driver’s seat. 2. While holding the lever upward, slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired posi- tion, then release the lever.
  • Page 30: Steering Wheel

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Steering Wheel The steering wheel can be Adjustment Bolt adjusted upward or downward for rider preference. 1. Loosen the steering wheel adjustment bolt. 2. Move the steering wheel upward or downward to the desired position. 3. Tighten the bolt to 10 ft. lbs. (13.5 Nm).
  • Page 31 FEATURES AND CONTROLS Seat Belts This POLARIS vehicle is equipped with three-point lap and diagonal seat belts for the operator and passenger. Always make sure the seat belts are secured for both the operator and passenger before riding. To wear the seat belt properly, follow...
  • Page 32: Seat Belt Inspection

    If any damage is found, or if the seat belt does not operate properly, have the seat belt system checked and/or replaced by an authorized POLARIS dealer. 4. To clean dirt or debris from the seat belts, sponge the straps with mild soap and water.
  • Page 33 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. Storage Bag The storage bag is attached to the cab frame behind the seats.
  • Page 34: Fuel Valve

    The fuel tank filler cap is located on the right-hand side of the vehicle near the passenger seat. Use POLARIS Carbon Clean fuel treatment at each fill. Follow the Fuel Cap mixing directions on the container. Fuel Valve See page 94 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 35: Ignition Switch

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Ignition Switch The ignition switch is a three-position, key-operated switch. Use the ignition switch to start the engine. See page 40 for starting procedures. The key can be removed from the switch when it is in the OFF position. The engine is off.
  • Page 36: Parking Brake

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Gear Selector F: Forward Gear Selector N: Neutral R: Reverse The gear selector is located between the seats. To change gears, stop the vehicle, and with the engine idling, move the lever to the desired gear. Do not attempt to shift gears with engine speed above idle or while the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 37: Brake Pedal

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Brake Pedal Depress the brake pedal to slow or stop the vehicle. Apply the brakes while starting the engine. Throttle Pedal Push the pedal down to increase engine speed. Spring pressure returns the pedal to the rest posi- tion when released.
  • Page 38: Speed Control System

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Speed Control System The speed of this vehicle is restricted to under 15 MPH (24 km/h) at manufacture. The speed limiting device may be adjusted by supervising adults when they determine that their child is capable of handling addi- tional speed.
  • Page 39: Operation

    Vehicle Break-in Period The break-in period for your new POLARIS vehicle is defined as the first ten hours of operation, or the time it takes to use the first two full tanks of gasoline.
  • Page 40: Brake System Break-In

    OPERATION Vehicle Break-in Period Engine and Drivetrain Break-in 1. Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. Always exercise extreme caution whenever handling gasoline. Never allow a child to handle gasoline. 2. Check the oil level. See page 59. Add the recommended oil as needed to maintain the oil level in the safe operating range.
  • Page 41: Pre-Ride Inspection

    OPERATION Pre-Ride Inspection Failure to inspect and verify that the vehicle is in safe operating condi- tion before operating increases the risk of an accident. Always inspect the vehicle before each use to make sure it's in safe operating condition. Item Remarks Page...
  • Page 42: Safe Operation Practices

    4. Engine exhaust fumes are poisonous. Never start the engine or let it run in an enclosed area. Never allow a child to handle gasoline. 5. Never install accessories not approved by POLARIS for use on this vehicle. 6. Ride this vehicle only in areas permitted by a supervising adult.
  • Page 43: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION Starting the Engine 1. Turn the fuel valve on. 2. Sit in the driver's seat and fasten the seat belt. 3. Secure the cab nets. 4. Place the transmission in neutral. Set the parking brake. 5. Apply the brakes. 6.
  • Page 44: Stopping The Engine

    OPERATION Stopping the Engine 1. Release the throttle pedal completely and brake to a complete stop. 2. Place the transmission in neutral. 3. Set the parking brake. 4. Stop the engine. 5. Turn the fuel valve off. Braking 1. Release the throttle pedal completely. (When the throttle pedal is released completely and engine speed slows to near idle, the vehicle has no engine braking.) 2.
  • Page 45 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 1. Read and understand the owner's manual and all warning and instruction labels before operating this vehicle. 2. Watch the instructional video with the supervising adult. 3. Review the section of this owner’s manual about starting the engine, stopping the engine, braking and parking (pages 40-41).
  • Page 46 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 9. Do not carry a passenger until you have at least four hours of driv- ing experience with this vehicle. See page 44. 10. Make sure all cab nets are properly secured. 11. Set the parking brake. 12.
  • Page 47: Driving With A Passenger

    OPERATION Driving with a Passenger 1. Complete the New Operator Driving Procedures outlined on pages 42-43. 2. Perform the pre-ride inspection. See page 3. Do not carry a passenger until you have at least four hours of driving experience with this vehicle. 4.
  • Page 48: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    OPERATION Driving on Slippery Surfaces When driving on slippery surfaces such as wet trails, loose gravel, sand or ice, be alert for the possibility of skidding and sliding. Skidding or sliding can cause loss of control or overturn, especially if tires regain traction unexpectedly.
  • Page 49: Driving Uphill

    OPERATION Driving Uphill Whenever traveling uphill, follow these precautions: 1. Always check the terrain carefully before ascending a hill. 2. Avoid steep hills (15° maximum). 3. Drive straight uphill. 15° maximum 4. Never climb hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. 5.
  • Page 50: Driving Downhill

    OPERATION Driving on a Sidehill (Sidehilling) Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Driving on a sidehill improp- erly cause loss of control or overturn. If crossing a hill is unavoidable, follow these precautions: 1. Drive slowly and use extreme caution. 2.
  • Page 51: Driving Through Water

    OPERATION Driving Through Water Your vehicle can drive through shallow water. Make sure the water is no deeper than the floor of the vehicle. Follow these precautions when driving through water: 1. Check water depth. Never drive through water that is deeper than the floor level.
  • Page 52: Driving Over Obstacles

    OPERATION Driving Over Obstacles Follow these precautions when driving over obstacles: 1. Always check for obstacles before driving in a new area. 2. Look ahead and watch the terrain. Always be alert for hazards such as logs, rocks and low hanging branches. 3.
  • Page 53: Driving In Reverse

    OPERATION Driving in Reverse Follow these precautions when driving in reverse: 1. Always check for obstacles or people behind the vehicle. 2. Apply the throttle lightly. Never apply the throttle suddenly. 3. Back slowly. 4. Apply the brakes lightly for stopping. 5.
  • Page 54: 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 neutral. 2. Set the parking brake. 3.
  • Page 55: 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 56: 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 105.
  • Page 57: Maintenance Chart Key

    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 58 Monthly 250 (400) Check terminals; clean; test Main gearcase oil Monthly 250 (400) Inspect level; change yearly 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 59 Spark plug 600 (1000) Inspect; replace 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 60 3000 (4800) Clean out Idle speed Adjust as needed D Toe adjustment Inspect periodically; adjust when parts are replaced 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 61: Lubrication Recommendations

    See page 73. Transmission Oil Premium AGL Synthetic See page 61. (Main Gearcase) Gearcase Lube Drive Chain POLARIS Chain Lube or See page 62. SAE 80/90 A-Arm Pivots POLARIS All Season Grease at general lubrication Premium Grease or interval, also after washing...
  • Page 62: Engine Oil

    Always check and change the engine oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. POLARIS recom- mends the use of POLARIS PS-4 Extreme Duty 4-Cycle engine oil for this vehicle. Oil may need to be changed more frequently if POLARIS oil is not used.
  • Page 63: Engine Oil Change

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Oil Change 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. Set the parking brake. 2. Clean the area around the pre-filter plug. 3. Start the engine. Allow it to idle for two to three minutes. 4. Stop the engine. Hot oil can cause burns to skin.
  • Page 64: Fluid Change

    MAINTENANCE Transmission (Main Gearcase) Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the Peri- odic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. POLARIS recommends the use of Premium AGL Synthetic Gearcase Fluid for this vehicle. Fluid Check Fill Plug The fill plug is located on the rear of the gearcase.
  • Page 65: Drive Chain Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE Drive Chain Lubrication Lubricate the drive chain with POLARIS chain spray lube or an approved chain lube at the general lubrication interval specified in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. Lubricate more often under severe use, such as in dirty or wet conditions. See page 94 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 66: Drive Chain Slack Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Drive Chain Slack Adjustment 1. Loosen the four rear housing mount bolts (two on each side). 2. Loosen the chain adjuster lock nuts. 3. Turn the chain adjusters clockwise to 1/4"-1/2" (6-12 mm) deflection. 4. Tighten the chain adjuster lock nuts to 18 ft.
  • Page 67: Parking Brake Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Parking Brake Cable Freeplay Adjustment 1. Inspect and perform any needed service on the brake pads before adjusting parking brake cable freeplay. 2. Make sure the parking brake is NOT set (lever is DOWN). 3. Pull the brake cable back to inspect freeplay between the cable end and the caliper bracket.
  • Page 68: Spark Plugs

    (23-27 Nm) NOTICE: Using non-recommended spark plugs can result in serious engine damage. Use POLARIS-recommended spark plugs. See page 92. Spark plug condition is indicative of engine operation. The spark plug firing end condition should be read after the engine is warmed up and the vehicle is driven at higher speeds.
  • Page 69: Cvt Drying

    • Always follow all recommended maintenance procedures. See your dealer as outlined in the owner's manual. • This CVT system is intended for use on POLARIS products only. Do not install it in any other product. • Always make sure the CVT housing is securely in place during operation.
  • Page 70: Filter Systems

    MAINTENANCE Filter Systems Air Filter Access Cover Always change the air filter at the inter- vals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 53. Access the air box through the access cover on the forward surface of the rear body panel. 1.
  • Page 71: 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 service on the spark arrester while the system is hot. Allow components to cool sufficiently before proceeding. •...
  • Page 72: Throttle System

    MAINTENANCE Throttle System WARNING Failure to check or maintain proper operation of the throttle system can result in an accident and lead to serious injury or death if the throttle pedal sticks during operation. Never start or operate this vehicle if it has a sticking or improperly operating throttle pedal.
  • Page 73: Throttle Freeplay Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE Throttle System Throttle Freeplay Adjustment Access the throttle cable adjuster through the right front wheel well. 1. Slide the cable adjuster boot off the cable adjuster. 2. Squeeze the end of the rub- ber boot and slide it far enough to expose the end of the inline cable adjuster.
  • Page 74 MAINTENANCE Carburetor Your POLARIS vehicle is calibrated at the factory for optimal perfor- mance at altitudes ranging from zero to 8,000 feet (2400 m) and temper- atures above 0° F (-18° C). Refer to the specifications section beginning on page 92 for carburetor and jetting specifications.
  • Page 75: Brake Inspection

    MAINTENANCE Brakes The front and rear brakes are hydraulic disc type brakes activated by the brake pedal. See page 34. Always check brake pedal travel and the brake fluid reservoir level before each use of the vehicle. When applied, the brake pedal should feel firm.
  • Page 76: 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 94 for the part num- bers of POLARIS products. After opening a bottle of brake fluid, always discard any unused portion.
  • Page 77: Steering Wheel Inspection

    WARNING! Uneven adjustment may cause poor handling of the vehicle, which could result in an accident. Always adjust both the left and right spring preloads equally or have your POLARIS dealer perform the adjustments. Adjustment Highest (Stiffest)
  • Page 78: Toe Alignment

    6. Measure the distance between the marks and record the measurement (2). 7. Subtract measurement 2 from measurement 1. The difference is the vehicle toe-out alignment. 8. If you discover improper alignment, see your POLARIS dealer for service.
  • Page 79: Wheel Removal

    Front Wheel Hub Tightening Front wheel bearing tightness and spindle nut retention are critical com- ponent operations. All service must be performed by your authorized POLARIS dealer. Wheel Removal 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface. 2. Place the transmission in neutral. Set the parking brake. Stop the engine.
  • Page 80: Wheel Installation

    Always ensure that all nuts are torqued to specification. Do not service axle nuts that have a cotter pin installed. See your POLARIS dealer. Wheel Nut Torque Specifications Check the wheel nut torques occasionally and when they've been loos- ened for service.
  • Page 81 Lights Daytime Running Lights Lamp Replacement If the daytime running lights do not operate, replace the lamps. POLARIS recommends that you install replacement lamps obtained from your authorized POLARIS dealer. 1. Disconnect the lights from the harness. 2. Remove the rubber cover from the back of the light assembly.
  • Page 82: Vehicle Immersion

    MAINTENANCE Vehicle Immersion NOTICE: If your vehicle becomes immersed, major engine damage can result if the machine is not thoroughly inspected. Take the vehicle to your dealer before starting the engine. If it's impossible to take your vehicle to a dealer before starting it, fol- low the steps outlined below.
  • Page 83 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. WARNING Battery electrolyte is poisonous.
  • Page 84: Battery Removal

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Removal 1. Remove the driver’s seat. See page 26. 2. On conventional batteries, remove the battery vent tube (sealed batteries do not have a vent tube). 3. Disconnect the black (negative) battery cable first. 4. Disconnect the red (positive) battery cable last.
  • Page 85: 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 84 before installing the battery.
  • Page 86: Battery Storage

    See page 84. 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 87 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 81. 2. Charge the battery with a charging output no larger than 1/10 of the battery’s amp/hr rating.
  • Page 88 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 89: 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 90: Polishing The Vehicle

    Polishing the Vehicle POLARIS recommends the use of common household aerosol furniture polish for polishing the finish on your POLARIS vehicle. Follow the instructions on the container. Polishing Tips • Avoid the use of automotive products, some of which can scratch the finish of your vehicle.
  • Page 91 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 92: Storage Tips

    86. 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 93: Removal From Storage

    Storage Area/Covers Be sure the storage area is well ventilated. Cover the vehicle with a gen- uine POLARIS cover. Do not use plastic or coated materials. They do not allow enough ventilation to prevent condensation, and may promote corrosion and oxidation.
  • Page 94: Transporting The Vehicle

    4. Remove the key to prevent loss dur- ing transporting. 5. Secure the fuel cap and seats. NOTICE: Always tie the frame of the POLARIS vehicle to the transporting unit securely with suitable straps or rope. Do not attach tie straps to the front control arm bolt pockets.
  • Page 95: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS RANGER RZR 170 Maximum Rider Weight 150 lbs. (68 kg) (each rider) Maximum Weight Capacity 300 lbs. (81.7 kg) Gross Vehicle Weight 840 lbs. (381 kg) Dry Weight 500 lbs. (227 kg) Fuel Capacity 2.5 gal. (9.5 ltr) Engine Oil Capacity 37 oz.
  • Page 96: Jetting Chart

    SPECIFICATIONS RANGER RZR 170 Tire Size - Front 19x7-8 Tire Size - Rear 20x10-9 Tire Pressure - Front 3 psi (20.7 kPa) Tire Pressure - Rear 3 psi (20.7 kPa) Brakes, Front/Rear Foot Activated, 4-wheel hydraulic disc Parking Brake Mechanical, Rear (Lever) Daytime Running Lights Dual, Standard Brake Light...
  • Page 97: Polaris Products

    All Season Premium Grease (3 oz./89 ml) 2871423 All Season Premium Grease (14 oz./414 ml) 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 98: Troubleshooting

    CVT inlet and outlet ducts (see page 86). Inspect CVT system clutch seals for damage if repeated leaking occurs. Clutch malfunction See your POLARIS dealer. Poor engine performance Check for fouled plugs or foreign material in gas tank or fuel lines. See your dealer.
  • Page 99 Inspect plugs and replace if necessary No spark to spark plug Inspect plugs and replace if necessary Water or fuel in crankcase Immediately see your POLARIS dealer Overuse of choke Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs Clogged fuel filter Replace the filter Low battery voltage Recharge the battery to 12.8 VDC...
  • Page 100 TROUBLESHOOTING Engine Pings or Knocks Possible Cause Solution Poor quality or low octane fuel Replace with recommended fuel Incorrect ignition timing See your dealer Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range Set gap to specs or replace plugs Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires Possible Cause Solution Fouled or defective spark plugs...
  • Page 101 TROUBLESHOOTING Engine Stops or Loses Power Possible Cause Solution Out of fuel Refuel Kinked or plugged fuel vent line Inspect and replace Overuse of choke Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plugs Water is present in fuel Replace with new fuel Fouled or defective spark plugs Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plug Worn or defective spark plug wires...
  • Page 102: 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 103 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 104 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 105 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 106 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 107 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 108: Maintenance Log

    MAINTENANCE LOG Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance. DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 109 MAINTENANCE LOG DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 110 MAINTENANCE LOG DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 111: Index

    INDEX Air Filter ..... 67 Constant Variable Transmission ..66 Arrester, Spark, Warning..68 Corrosion Removal, Chrome.
  • Page 112: Oil Check

    INDEX Filling the Battery ....83 Jetting Chart ....93 Filter Care During Storage .
  • Page 113 Protective Apparel ... 13 Polaris Products ....94 Public Roads ....14 Polishing the Vehicle.
  • Page 114 INDEX Storage ....86-90 Vehicle Identification Numbers ..8 Storage and Inspection ... 90 Vehicle Immersion .