I spent the better part of my day servicing the beast.
Last night I installed my Cecco Diff cover. This morning I went and picked up some diff fluid to replace what I lost during the install. While there I figured Iíd snag a inner/outer tie rod ends as Iíve generated some play in my steering from left to right.
While talking with my service tech, he told me about a trick.
Below the power steering unit, there is a stem that connects to the bracket where your tie rod ends connect. He said to check that for play. I told him I was aware but that I had tightened that bolt already and it hasnít helped and that the bolt was as tight as it could be. He said, nonono, drip RED loctite in the splines of the lower steering stem and let it dry. Once itís dry, drip some more, repeat one more time and let it sit over night and then tighten that bolt again.
I figure what do I have to lose...?
As soon as I got back from the dealer I followed his directions. I left to go install a water heater at one of my rental properties, came back and tightened that bolt down. In the process, I snapped the bolt... I snapped that garbage, stretched Polaris provided bolt with a 1/4Ē drive with a long ass extension! Piece of garbage!
I went to Loweís and picked up a hardened steel replacement, came home, fiddle dicked around trying to get the nut on the other side, placed some RED loctite on it and cranked that bitch down.
Steering play is GONE! Feels like a brand new machine again!
The idea behind the RED loctite is to obviously stiffen it up in there, but also to harden and keep water and mud out as it does corrode and wear!
2015 Polaris Scrambler XP1000
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