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Old 06-12-2010, 04:13 PM
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trans fluid?

2000 2001 sportsman question....
i just bought some gear oil for the trans do i pour this were the dip stick is at the rear of my atv? i dont know if thats were the dif fluid goes or the trans goes. if not were does the trans fluid go.
by the way i got PURE POLARIS AGL PLUS SYNTHETIC GEARCASE AND TRANSMISSION FLUID
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:16 PM
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you should have a drain plug and a fill plug, and if you fill it through the fill plug, you pour it in until it reaches the bottom of the threads/pours out the hole. what machine btw?
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:32 PM
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man i got the atv used threw a friend and iam not really sure what year it is, how do i tell. i know its a sportsman 500 remington edition iam thinking around a 2000 2001 let me know what to look for to find out. as on the belt cover it got something like ebs control
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:14 PM
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On that machine, you do indeed fill it through the dipstick hole.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:29 PM
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nice thanks for the info, how can i tell what year polaris i got?
one more thing please... do i have to go to polaris to get coolant or can i just go to the parts house and pick up green coolant?
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:16 PM
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If it's a HO, then it's at least an 01.

Find your vin#, then count left to right 10 digits. The tenth digit is the year model.

0=2000
1=2001
etc.

If it's a letter, not a number, then count backwards using the alphabet.
z=1999
y=1998
x=1997
etc.

Your next question will probably be: "Where's the vin#?" LOL
They put them in several different places depending on model. Also, they're engraved on the metal frame (not a plate or tag) and can be very hard to see.
Look in these areas:
On the bottom frame tube on the left front. Kind of under the oil reservoir.
On the right front frame downtube under the right fender.
Under the seat.
On several models they were dumb enough to put a sticker right on top of the front plastic. Those usually didn't last too long.
They just got kinda crazy with where they put the numbers. On the 450, both the vin# and engine serial number are on the engine itself.

And yeah, on those models you've got the drain plug underneath and the dipstick on top. If you're changing the fluid, then it's one quart.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:27 PM
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man you guys are a big help!!! thanks for all the info, i just want to make sure i check the hole thing over befor i take it out and ride
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