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the faster I go the harder it sticks if im going straight and well say 70 kmh im holding the wheels maybe with a little pressur to one side to keep straight then whem I try and turn it is stuck and sometimes real hard to turn the wheel ive had play in the hanle bars sence new but now this I know where the play is its the pinch sleave underthe eps box but it still shouldn't do the sticky shit when I first git it I checked all the bolts wireing I dielectric greased all conecctions the battery terminals and it has anew battery ive had it flashed with the newest program its a 2013 850 xp le
 

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A slight amount of play in the bars is normal. The power steering should only be active at lower speeds and become much less active as your speed increases. At 25 or 30 the power steering should be almost neutral and is no longer needed.

What machine do you have and how many miles/hours. Sounds like you may have a mechanical problem or something is bent.
 

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A slight amount of play in the bars is normal. The power steering should only be active at lower speeds and become much less active as your speed increases. At 25 or 30 the power steering should be almost neutral and is no longer needed.

What machine do you have and how many miles/hours. Sounds like you may have a mechanical problem or something is bent.
nothing bent 2013 850 xp sportsman a while ago i was in the river nothin extrem that i havent brought any other ride of mine threw but the water was high going up it after 20 min or so the steering would steer all by its self it whent hard right and i mean hard all i could do to keep it straight then finaly i got out the river and a couple minutes later it was fine just sticky for a few min then nothin that was 4 months ago then this weekend it started again i was crusein down the road and then it started to drift slightly i went to straighten out and i couldnt turn it i had to come on to her hard to steer her straight and everytime after if i just turn it to the side left or right just a little it would stick there the fast i was going the harder it would stick deff electrical ive been over the wires an conectors the first time it happend but it was all goo ive the same problems as every one els has had with the light coming on and the power steering not working just turn it off and re start and good to go it happend a coupl times no biggy but this new problem is not driveable i got only 2200 km on her a new battery and always kep clean and in the garadge i should not have major problems like this there has been glitches sense new but im willing to bet all the polaris sportsmans have them all the time
i think the power steering box leaked and needs to be replaced i hope not cause it is not woth the money to replace it new bike or not ill straight shaft it back to manual steering befor i spend that kind a money on a new eps unit but well see what is what
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Well if water did get into the EPS then you may have all sorts of problems. I ride with 5 friends and one other guy. We all own 550 and 850 XPs. The oldest being 2011. Not one of them have ever been back to a dealer for any problem except scheduled maintenance.

If you did get onto water deep enough to submerge the EPS unit, Polaris will probably do nothing for you.

I hope it all works out for you, let us know.
 

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i dought polaris will do anything for me as there is no warranty left regardles of how much water i went threw but anyway im going to do some more digging and see what i can see can you clean the eps unit maybe take it apart and dry it out get new seals it was working fine for the longest time then it just started i whent threw some water puddles but thats it moisture some where geting in
 

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I went with a friend today to pick up his 570 from service. I asked the service manager about the EPS. He told me that Polaris has come out with a kit to address some of the problems with the EPS not working. He said he has not seen your problem before as I tried to explain it to him. I forgot to ask what the price of the kit was.
 

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sticky steering

ok thanks for that i think the kit might be to solve the play in the steering ive orderd a part to fix mine it is the part that your tierods hook into under the eps unit and the shaft from the eps go in it it has a bushing and a splined collar for the shaft to go in mine a 2013 an under is just a collar and the shaft will were in it a little and thats were all the play comes from its actualy quit a bit of play when your driveing the fix for it is to order the same part off a 2014 sportsman they fixed the problem by makeing this collar a pinch coolar with the bolt on the side to tightin it to the shaft and stop it from wereing and take the play out of the older ones it is 130$ and they said about 4 hours to change by the time you get to the part under everything im mine should be here anyday now i dont know if that will help the sticky steering but it might help . ill let you know i never heard of any other kit but im going to check into it thanks.
 

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i do love the ride but i think the powwer steering makes one week lol
 
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