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PMS 419
RZR 570
Owner's Manual
for Maintenance and Safety

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  • Page 1 PMS 419 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 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.polaris.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 4 POLARIS® and RZR® are registered trademarks of POLARIS Industries Inc. Copyright 2013 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 discrepancies may result between the actual vehicle and the information presented in this publication.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Specifications ......126 POLARIS Products..... 128 Troubleshooting .
  • Page 6: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION The RZR is an off-road vehicle. Familiarize yourself with all laws and regulations concerning the operation of this vehicle in your area. The following signal words and symbols appear throughout this manual and on your vehicle. Your safety is involved when these words and symbols are used.
  • Page 7 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 8: 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 9: Safety

    SAFETY Safety Training Safety training is a top priority for POLARIS. POLARIS strongly encourages you and any family members who will be riding this vehicle to take a training course. ROHVA (Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association) provides both an online safety e-course and a hands-on safety course. To access this valuable training, visit www.rohva.org.
  • Page 10: 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 established safety standards. Approved helmets in the USA and Canada bear a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label.
  • Page 11 Do not depend on eyeglasses or sunglasses for eye protection. Whenever riding this POLARIS vehicle, always wear shatterproof goggles or use a shatterproof helmet face shield. POLARIS recommends wearing approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) bearing markings such as VESC 8, V-8, Z87.1, or CE. Make sure protective eye wear is kept clean.
  • Page 12 If an informational or graphic label becomes illegible or comes off, contact 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. Proper Use Warning...
  • Page 13 SAFETY Safety Labels and Locations Seat Belt/Drive Responsibly Warning WARNING Improper vehicle use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH Be Prepared • Fasten seat belts. • Wear an approved helmet and protective gear. • ALWAYS use cab nets and/or doors. •...
  • Page 14 • Overloading or carrying tall, off-center, or unsecured loads will increase your risk of losing control. Loads should be centered and carried as low as possible in box. • For stability on rough or hilly terrain, reduce speed and cargo. RZR 570 MAXIMUM CARGO BOX LOAD 300 lbs. (136 kg)
  • Page 15 SAFETY Safety Labels and Locations Shift Caution Shift Caution CAUTION To avoid transmission damage, shift only when vehicle is stationary and at idle. When vehicle is stopped, place shift in the parked position. APPLY BRAKE TO START 7174843 Storage Box Caution (LE Models) CAUTION Storage Box Caution Failure to follow these storage instructions...
  • Page 16: Safety Warnings

    SAFETY Safety Warnings WARNING Failure to operate this vehicle properly can result in a collision, loss of control, accident or rollover, which may result in serious injury or death. Heed all safety warnings outlined in this section of the owner’s manual and in the safety DVD provided with your vehicle.
  • Page 17: 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 perform the pre-ride inspection before each use of your vehicle to make sure it's in safe operating condition.
  • Page 18 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 19: Operating On Pavement

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Passengers in the Cargo Box Carrying a passenger in the cargo box could result in a fall from the vehicle or contact with moving components. Never allow a passenger to ride in the cargo box. A passenger must always be seated in a passenger seat with seat belt secured Operating on Pavement This vehicle's tires are designed for off-road use only, not for use on pavement.
  • Page 20: Turning Improperly

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Turning Improperly Turning improperly could cause loss of traction, loss of control, accident or rollover. Always follow proper procedures for turning as described in this owner’s manual. Avoid sharp turns. Never turn while applying heavy throttle. Never make abrupt steering maneuvers.
  • Page 21: Crossing Hillsides

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Crossing Hillsides Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Improper procedure could cause loss of control or rollover. Avoid crossing the side of any hill unless absolutely necessary. If crossing a hillside is unavoidable, always follow proper procedures as described in this owner's manual.
  • Page 22: 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 23: Operating A Damaged Vehicle

    SAFETY Safety Warnings Operating Through Water Operating through deep or fast-flowing water can cause loss of traction, loss of control, rollover or accident. Never operate in fast-flowing water or in water that exceeds the floor level of the vehicle. Always follow proper procedures for operating in water as described in this owner’s manual.
  • Page 24: 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 this owner’s manual for carrying cargo. See page 62.
  • Page 25: Exposure To Exhaust

    Equipment Modifications Your POLARIS vehicle is designed to provide safe operation when used as directed. Modifications to your vehicle may negatively impact vehicle stability. Failure of critical machine components may result from operation with any modifications, especially those that increase speed or power.
  • Page 26: 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 27: Component Locations

    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 62-64.
  • Page 28: 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 downward. Release the lever when the steering wheel is at the desired position.
  • Page 29 Always inspect cab nets and latches 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 and latches with new cab nets and latches. Please see your authorized POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 30: 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 31: Seat Belt Inspection

    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 32: 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 inoperative. See your authorized POLARIS dealer for service.
  • Page 33 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 34 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 35: Gear Selector

    Gear Selector is moving. Tip: Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to assure proper transmission 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 36: Brake Pedal

    ROPS Label (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 rollover.
  • Page 37: 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 38 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 39: 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 40: 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 41: 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 42: 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 43 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 44 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 45: Clock Mode

    FEATURES AND CONTROLS Instrument Cluster Rider Information Center Clock Mode Tip: The clock must be reset any time the battery has been disconnected or discharged. 1. Turn the key to the ON position. Use the MODE button to toggle to the odometer display.
  • Page 46 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 47: Engine Error Codes

    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 48: 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 gasoline. No single action on your part is as important as a proper break- in period.
  • Page 49: 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 85. Add the recommended oil as needed to maintain the oil level in the safe operating range. 3.
  • Page 50 Indicator lights/switches Ensure proper operation Air filter, pre-filter Inspect, clean 100- 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 51: 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 52: Starting The Engine

    OPERATION Starting the Engine 1. Position the vehicle on a level surface outdoors or in a well- ventilated 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 53: Parking The Vehicle

    Respect the environment in which you ride your vehicle. Find out where the designated riding areas are by contacting 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 54 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 1. Read and understand the owner's manual and all warning and instruction labels before operating this vehicle. 2. Visit the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association web site (rohva.org) and take the free on-line training course. Hands-on training is also available through ROHVA.
  • Page 55 OPERATION New Operator Driving Procedures 13. Apply the brakes and shift into low gear. 14. Check your surroundings and determine your path of travel. 15. Keeping both hands on the steering wheel, slowly release the brakes and depress the throttle with your right foot to begin driving. 16.
  • Page 56: 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 controls.
  • Page 57: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    OPERATION Driving on Slippery Surfaces When driving on slippery surfaces such as wet trails, loose gravel, or ice, be alert for the possibility of skidding and sliding. Follow these precautions when encountering slippery conditions: 1. Slow down before entering slippery areas. 2.
  • Page 58: Driving Uphill

    OPERATION Driving Uphill Whenever traveling uphill, follow these precautions: 1. Always check the terrain carefully before ascending any hill. Never drive on hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces. 2. Never operate in TURF mode (if equipped) while operating on a hill or other irregular terrain.
  • Page 59: Driving Downhill

    OPERATION Driving on a Sidehill (Sidehilling) Driving on a sidehill is not recommended. Improper procedure could cause loss of control or rollover. Avoid crossing the side of any hill unless absolutely necessary. If crossing a hill is unavoidable, follow these precautions: 1.
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 hazards such as logs, rocks and low hanging branches. 3.
  • Page 62: 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 63: 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 precautions: 1. Place the transmission in PARK. 2. Turn the engine off. 3. Block the rear wheels on the downhill side, or park the vehicle in a sidehill position instead.
  • Page 64: 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 65: 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 66: Towing Loads

    OPERATION Towing Loads WARNING Towing improperly can alter vehicle handling and may cause loss of control or brake instability. Always follow these precautions when towing: 1. Never load more than 150 lbs. (68.1 kg) tongue weight on the towing bracket. 2.
  • Page 67: Winch Guide

    WINCH GUIDE These safety warnings and instructions apply if your vehicle came equipped with a winch or if you choose to add an accessory winch to your vehicle. WARNING Improper winch use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. Always follow all winch instructions and warnings in this manual.
  • Page 68: Winch Safety Precautions

    WINCH GUIDE Winch Safety Precautions 10. Always apply your vehicle’s park brake and/or park mechanism to hold the vehicle in place during winching. Use wheel chocks if needed. 11. Always align the vehicle and winch with the load directly in front of the vehicle as much as possible.
  • Page 69 WINCH GUIDE Winch Safety Precautions 18. Never release the clutch on the winch when the winch cable is under load. 19. Never use the winch for lifting or transporting people. 20. Never use the winch to hoist or suspend a vertical load. 21.
  • Page 70: Winch Operation

    WINCH GUIDE Winch Operation Read the Winch Safety Precautions in the preceding pages before using your winch. Tip: Consider practicing the operation and use of your winch before you actually need to use it in the field. WARNING Improper winch use can result in SEVERE INJURY or DEATH. Always follow all winch instructions and warnings in this manual.
  • Page 71 WARNING! Replace the winch cable at the first sign of damage to prevent SEVERE INJURY or DEATH in the event of failure. For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine POLARIS replacement parts available at your authorized POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 72 WINCH GUIDE Winch Operation 5. Never remove the hook strap from the hook. 6. Release the winch clutch and pull out the winch cable. 7. Pulling out as much cable as possible maximizes the winch’s pulling capacity. Always be sure that at least five (5) full turns of winch cable are wrapped around the winch drum at all times.
  • Page 73 WINCH GUIDE Winch Operation 11. The ONLY time a winch-equipped vehicle should be moving when using the winch is when that vehicle itself is stuck. The winch- equipped vehicle should NEVER be in motion to “shock” load the winch cable in an attempt to move a second stuck vehicle. See the Shock Loading section on page 74.
  • Page 74 WINCH GUIDE Winch Operation 14. The winch motor may become hot during winch use. If you winch for more than 45 seconds, or if the winch stalls during operation, stop winching and permit the winch to cool down for 10 minutes before using it again.
  • Page 75: Winch Cable Care

    WINCH GUIDE Winch Cable Care For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine POLARIS replacement parts available at your authorized POLARIS dealer. WARNING! Use of worn or damaged cable could lead to sudden failure and SEVERE INJURY.
  • Page 76 WINCH GUIDE Shock Loading WARNING! Your winch cable is very strong but it is NOT designed for dynamic, or “shock” loading. Shock loading may tension a winch cable beyond its strength and cause the cable to break. The end of a broken winch cable under such high loading can cause SEVERE INJURY or DEATH to you and other bystanders.
  • Page 77: Winch Maintenance And Service Safety

    3. Never work on your winch without first disconnecting the battery connections to prevent accidental activation of the winch 4. For your safety, always replace POLARIS winch parts (including the cable) with genuine POLARIS replacement parts available at your authorized POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 78: 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 79: Maintenance

    Change oil immediately if the oil level begins to rise. Monitor the oil level, and if it continues to rise, discontinue use and determine the cause or see your POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 80: 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 81 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 82 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 83 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 84: Lubrication Recommendations

    MAINTENANCE Lubrication Recommendations Check and lubricate all components at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 77, or more often under severe use, such as wet or dusty conditions. Items not listed in the chart should be lubricated at the general lubrication interval. Item Lube Method...
  • Page 85 MAINTENANCE Lubrication Recommendations Rear Control Arm Pivot Bushings Front Stabilizer Bar Bushings Front Control Arm Pivot Bushings...
  • Page 86: 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 engine oil is not used. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for ambient temperature operation. See page 128 for the part numbers of POLARIS products.
  • Page 87: Oil Check

    MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Always check and change the oil at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 77. Always use the recommended engine oil. NOTICE: Allowing dirt or debris to enter the engine can result in serious engine damage.
  • Page 88: 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 77. Always change the oil filter whenever changing oil. The engine drain plug is located on the bottom of the crankcase.
  • Page 89 MAINTENANCE Engine Oil Oil and Filter Change 8. Using a cap-style oil filter wrench, turn the filter counter-clockwise to remove it. 9. Using a clean dry cloth, clean the filter sealing surface on the crankcase. Make sure the old filter o- ring is completely removed.
  • Page 90 MAINTENANCE Gearcases Demand Drive Unit (Front Gearcase) Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 77. Refer to the Gearcase Specifications Chart on page 90 for recommended lubricants, capacities and torque specifications. Fluid Check The fill plug is located on the Drain Plug...
  • Page 91 MAINTENANCE Gearcases Transmission (Main Gearcase) Always check and change the fluid at the intervals outlined in the Periodic Maintenance Chart beginning on page 77. Refer to the Gearcase Specifications Chart on page 90 for recommended lubricants, capacities and torque specifications. Fluid Check The fill plug is located on the rear of the gearcase.
  • Page 92: Gearcase Specification Chart

    MAINTENANCE Gearcases Gearcase Specification Chart Use of other fluids may result in improper operation of components. See page 128 for the part numbers of POLARIS products. Gearcase Lubricant Capacity Fill Plug Drain Plug/ Torque Level Check Plug Torque Transmission AGL Gearcase Standard Models 10-14 ft.
  • Page 93: 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 94 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 95 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 96: Cooling System

    POLARIS recommends the use of POLARIS Antifreeze 60/40 premix or a 50/50 mixture of high quality aluminum compatible anti-freeze/ coolant and distilled water. POLARIS Antifreeze is already premixed and ready to use.
  • Page 97: Radiator And Cooling Fan

    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 98: 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 99 • 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 100 3. Remove all debris from the entire clutch air duct passage. 4. 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 101: 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 102: 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 77. 1.
  • Page 103 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 104: 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 105: 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 106: Throttle Freeplay Adjustment

    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 107 See page 106 for brake fluid information. If you discover any irregularities in brake system operation, including excessive pedal travel, contact your POLARIS dealer for proper diagnosis 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 108: 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 128 for the part numbers of POLARIS products. WARNING! After opening a bottle of brake fluid, always discard any unused portion.
  • Page 109: 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 authorized POLARIS dealer.
  • Page 110: 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 111: Tire Tread Depth

    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. Always maintain proper tire pressure. . Always use POLARIS- approved size and type of tires for this vehicle when replacing tires.
  • Page 112: 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 113: Headlight Lamp Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Lights Headlight and taillight lenses become dirty during normal operation. Clean all lights frequently to ensure a clear field of vision as well as vis- ibility to other vehicles. 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 114: 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 approximately 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 115: Brake Lights

    6. Attempt to start the engine. If necessary, repeat the drying procedure. 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 116 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 117: 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 118: Battery Installation

    MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Installation Using a new battery that has not been fully charged can damage the battery and result in a shorter life. It can also hinder vehicle performance. Follow the battery charging instructions on page 118 before installing the battery. 1.
  • Page 119: Battery Storage

    See page 118. 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- discharge.
  • Page 120 MAINTENANCE Battery Battery Charging (Conventional Battery) 1. Remove the battery from the vehicle to prevent damage from leaking or spilled electrolyte during charging. See page 115. 2. Charge the battery with a charging output no larger than 1/10 of the battery’s amp/hr rating.
  • Page 121 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 122: 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 garden 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 123: 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 124 MAINTENANCE Cleaning and Storage Chrome Wheel Care (if equipped) Proper maintenance will protect chrome wheels from corrosion, preserve 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 125: Storage Tips

    120. 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 recommended amount. Carbon Clean removes water from fuel systems, stabilizes fuel and removes carbon deposits from pistons, rings, valves and exhaust systems.
  • Page 126 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 127: Transporting The Vehicle

    Secure or remove all cargo, and inspect the unit for loose parts prior to transport. 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 128: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS RZR 570 Gross Vehicle Weight 1719 lbs. (780 kg) Dry Weight 996 lbs. (452 kg) Base Model 1059 lbs. (480 kg) LE Model Test GVW - Rollover Protection 1745 lbs. (791.5 kg) per OSHA 29 CFR 1928.53 System (ROPS) Rear Cargo Box Capacity 300 lbs.
  • Page 129 SPECIFICATIONS 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 130: Polaris Products

    Pump for Gallon (3.8 l) Jug 2877922 Demand Drive Fluid (qt./.95 l) 2877923 Demand Drive Fluid (gal./3.8 l) Coolant 2871534 Polaris Antifreeze 60/40 Premix (qt./.95 l) 2871323 Polaris Antifreeze 60/40 Premix (gal./3.8 l) Grease / Specialized Lubricants 2871312 Grease Gun Kit, Premium All Season 2871322 All Season Grease (3 oz./89 ml cartridge)
  • Page 131: 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 132 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 133 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 134 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 135: Warranty

    WARRANTY COVERAGE AND EXCLUSIONS: LIMITATIONS OF WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES This POLARIS limited warranty excludes any failures that are not caused by a defect in material or workmanship. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER CLAIMS OF DEFECTIVE DESIGN. This warranty also does not cover acts of God, accidental damage, normal wear and tear, abuse or improper handling.
  • Page 136 MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, OR PRODUCTS. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. POLARIS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OF ANY DESCRIPTION, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT OR OTHERWISE.
  • Page 137 If you purchase from a private party: If you purchase a POLARIS product from a private party, to be kept and used outside of the country in which the product was originally purchased, all warranty coverage will be denied.
  • Page 138 SOLD OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY OF THE SELLING DEALER’S AUTHORIZED LOCATION. This policy does not apply to products that have received authorization for export from POLARIS. Dealers may not give authorization for export. You should consult an authorized dealer to determine this product’s warranty or service coverage if you have any questions.
  • Page 139 This EPA emissions warranty period is extended for at least as long as the standard factory warranty that Polaris provides on the vehicle as a whole. The EPA emissions warranty period does not further extend if you purchase...
  • Page 140 *As related to the evaporative emission control system. The exclusive remedy for breach of this limited warranty shall be, at the exclusive option of POLARIS, repair or replacement of any defective materials, components or products. THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE THE ONLY REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO ANY PERSON FOR BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY.
  • Page 141 POLARIS dealer to perform any service that may be necessary for your vehicle. 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 142: Maintenance Log

    MAINTENANCE LOG Use the following chart to record periodic maintenance. DATE MILES (KM) TECHNICIAN SERVICE PERFORMED / COMMENTS OR HOURS...
  • Page 143: Index

    INDEX Access Panels ....25 Belt Wear ....129 Accessory Outlet.
  • Page 144: Fluid Change

    INDEX Demand Drive Fluid ... . 88 Fan, Cooling ....95 Differential Filling the Battery .
  • Page 145 INDEX Gearcase Oil Light Switch ....31 Demand Drive....88 Lights .
  • Page 146 Service Panels ....25 Polaris Products ....128 Severe Use Definition ... . 77 Polishing the Vehicle.
  • Page 147 INDEX Storage, Battery ....117 Vehicle Identification Numbers ..6 Storage, Covers ....124 Vehicle Immersion .
  • Page 148 12 or who cannot comfortably reach the floor and hand holds. • 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.

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