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  1. Polaris Sportsman
    Hello, I was riding my sportsman 400 up north when it started to bog down and then one of my exhaust springs came off and the engine stopped running completely. Now that I’m home Ive installed new exhaust springs, cleaned the carb and still will not start. It is getting spark and gasoline was...
  2. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm trying to figure out how to check the codes on a 2013 Polaris sportsman 400. I have it in my shed just trying to repair it and bring it back to normal and I'm trying to figure out how to do the codes to make sure I have it all. It runs, it drives. I just wanted to see if it had any.
  3. ATV Visual & Body Modifications
    I am going to re paint all of the blue plastics on my 2014 sportsman 400 H.O. and was wondering if anyone knew any articles or videos explaining how to do so. I dont want to break anything along the way.
  4. ATV Brakes & Suspension
    Anyone know if the front forward offset a-arms for the 05+ sportsman 500’s will fit on a 04 sportsman 400? Reason for asking is i have larger tires on and the front rubs the inside seam of the fenders. Unless anyone knows of a clean way to remove that seam and keep the fenders looking stock...
  5. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey all, having some issues with my old bird. The two wires ( red white and red) from the key switch touched and then i lost spark. i smelled a little plastic burn but i cant trace it back to anything. I have replaced the CDI, Spark plug, stator and rewired the whole board. still no luck! Ive...
  6. Polaris Sportsman
    i bought a non running sportsman 400 HO. The guy i purchased it from tried making repairs but just made a mess of it. I cleaned the carb, new plug, new engine harness and new cdi. The quad will start and idle but will not take any throttle without cutting out. It is missing the air box as he...
  7. ATV New Members
    Hello folks. First let me start by stating that I am not only a Polaris noob but a ATV noob as well. Ok so the back story goes like this. My buddy bought a house some years back which included a barn. Inside that barn sat a Polaris Scrambler 400 4x4. This is all we know about it, other than...
  8. Polaris Scrambler
    Hello Guys - I friend just gave me a 1996 Scrambler 400 4X4 that won't start. He said it was running a month ago, but died while his son was riding it. When we press the start button, the starter solenoid just makes a single "click" sound. We cleaned (wire brushed) all the battery/selenoid...
  9. Polaris Scrambler
    My crank seized up and I'm pretty sure I need to replace the crank bearings but I'm having trouble removing the clutch assembly. I have a homemade clutch puller which I got the idea from this forum but the assembly will not budge loose its like its stuck on something. I've watched videos and...
  10. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey everyone. A couple of months ago I bought a 97 Scrambler 400 4x4 for little to nothing. I thought it was a steal, and possibly I may still be in luck. I have put over $400 in parts just to get it riding again. I took it on a ride the other weekend and after riding for about 25-30 minutes, it...
  11. Polaris Sportsman
    Hi everyone, One of my ATV's is a 97 Sportsman 400L 2 stroke 4x4. So I'm doing a 400L and other 2 Stroke Mods to save your 2 Stroke! One of the biggest problems they have is the water pump seals wearing out and leaking Anti-freeze into the Crank case, if not caught fast it will lead to scored...
  12. Polaris Xplorer and Xpedition
    New to the forum So heres the deal i picked up a 2000 xplorer 400 that was not running, long story short i got it running and in all gears. my question is the issue with my idle adjustment screw, no matter if i screw it all the way in or all the way out it does not affect the idle whatsoever the...
  13. Polaris Sportsman
    I have a 2004 Sportsman 400 that acts like it's possessed. I bought it new from a dealer. It has 800 miles on it, sat for two years with gas treatment in it. I took it out this year and have had stalling, missing, power loss, etc. So I did the following removed tank, blew out screen with...
  14. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I got the 400 from a guy who hit a deer with it he said. broke his arm and collar bone and wanted it gone. most of the plastics were cracked or broken but it ran great....for a while. Now I have to remove plug, and spray carb cleaner in to get it to start, then it wont idle I have to hold slight...
  15. ATV Performance Modifications
    Ok guys been riding and working on polaris atvs for 19 years now and looking for some info on the jets. I just rebuilt my 2000 400 Xplorer 2 stroke and went .040 over and shaved the head .015. In addition it has the 400 scrambler exhaust from the head pipe to the silencer. The silencer is an FMF...
  16. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I'm a new owner of a 1997 Sportsman 400 and in need of help for several maintenance items. I'm fixing everything up and completed items are listed at the bottom. 1. Repairing the drive belt cover. It has a hole worn in the top from drooping and rubbing on the main clutch. A new OEM cover is...
  17. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello all, I am in need of some step by step advise on how to pull and press back in a counterbalance from a 2001 Explorer 400 4x4. I have the right side case torn down to the crank gear and the counter balance gear. I have removed the two bolts and the retainer for the counterbalance but need...
  18. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, new to the site and first post. Have a few questions about my '99 Scrambler 400 and thought maybe you guys could help. I bought the quad new but haven't hardly rode it for 8. years after my problem developed. 1.) Has very little low end power. Starts very easy (even after sitting all...
  19. Polaris Xplorer and Xpedition
    Hello all, I am getting ready to pull off the right side of the case to change the waterpump seals and bearings in my 2001 Polaris Xplorer 400 4X4. While I am there I wanted to inspect the Counter Balance and CB Bearings as there was coolant in the CB oil. I just got the OEM maintenance manual...
  20. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Got a 99 Polaris xplorer 400. Starts from the pull no problem but the electric start won't start it. The starter does spin up when you press the ignition but it never catches. Any ideas what to check or look for? Guy I bought it off of said its a brand new starter
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