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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Flywheel is hard to turn

Hello all,

I have a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO. The four wheeler was running great, however, it died yesterday while driving on the trail. When I went to restart, the engine struggled to turn over (via elect start). I tried the pull start, however, it was very hard to pull.

I towed the four wheeler back to my garage to investigate further. I first jacked up the rear to lift the back tires of the ground. I tried to start again, no change. Thus, I assume its not a clutch issue. I then removed the spark plug and tried again. No change. The engine still labored to turn over.

I have inspected the flywheel and see no visible damage. Thus, I am stuck. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Any other troubleshooting guidance you can provide? Thank you in advance.

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flywheel hard to turn

still looking for some guidance anyone have ideas please
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did you check the oil level ?

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hard to turn flywheel

yes i did has good oil and good compression.
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Nothing abnormal on the clutch side? If not, pull the flywheel and see what's underneath. Something is binding and it's either the clutch, flywheel or inside the motor. You hope it is external so dig into those first.

Seems similar to when my flywheel weights let go and took out my stator. It bound up pretty good and had me stumped till I pulled the flywheel. Mine had exposed magnets and has since been updated. Maybe you have the same type of flywheel.

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Rebuilt. R2C air filter. BST40. QSC clutch kit in a QSC primary. Block & tank heaters.
Steel grease-able rod ends. HPD steering bushing. Custom hub vents.
Custom prop shaft lock collar. Rhino cv front axles. Borla 14" Pro XS muffler.
25" Sedona ripsaws on 12" Badlands. 2" level. Oury grips over hand-warmers.
Backup light. LED low beams. HID 35W high beam. Rev override switch delete.
Cooling fan light. Alba water temp, VDO volt, oil temp & pressure gauges.

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2500 winch. Hand warmers. L&R windshield. L&R rear box. 60" Glacier. 26" HTRs.

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2500 winch. 24" box. Prop shaft lock collar. LED low beams.

2014 RZR S 800
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do you guys know the flywheel torque specs for a 04 polaris sportsman 500 ho
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My ride
1999 Sportsman 509
Rebuilt. R2C air filter. BST40. QSC clutch kit in a QSC primary. Block & tank heaters.
Steel grease-able rod ends. HPD steering bushing. Custom hub vents.
Custom prop shaft lock collar. Rhino cv front axles. Borla 14" Pro XS muffler.
25" Sedona ripsaws on 12" Badlands. 2" level. Oury grips over hand-warmers.
Backup light. LED low beams. HID 35W high beam. Rev override switch delete.
Cooling fan light. Alba water temp, VDO volt, oil temp & pressure gauges.

Dad's
2014 Sportsman 570 EPS
2500 winch. Hand warmers. L&R windshield. L&R rear box. 60" Glacier. 26" HTRs.

Brothers'
2006 Sportsman 500 HO
2500 winch. 24" box. Prop shaft lock collar. LED low beams.

2014 RZR S 800
Superwinch Tera 3500. Roof, custom mounts. Pawltector parking brake.
F&R bumpers. Custom fire extinguisher mount. Rear diff pinion nut Torqued.

Faithful friends no longer with us
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2007 Rincon 680

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