Question about Polaris ATV
I have a 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 4 wheeler. It pulls itself fine in reverse but will not move forward in either Lo or Hi. I doubt it is related to the problem but the left front universal joint yoke is broken. Any ideas where the problem lies?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You might have a bad connector unit. The clue is still the 'moving of the wiring harness kills the engine'.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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Usually a simple process. Remove the large oblong shaped cover on the left side of the engine.inside is the primary (small pulley) and secondary(large pulley) drive with the drive belt running in between them.Force the large pulley apart(best done by hand) allowing the belt to drop down to its center and then using the resulting slack to pull the belt over the primary pulley and thus removing it.Rotating the pulley(s) by hand may aid in this process.(think about how a bicycle chain is put back into place after it has fallen off.Same basic principle) Putting the new belt in place Reopen the large drive again(spreading it apart) and place the belt onto it first then over the primary.(again turning it by hand much like the bicycle idea).When all is said and done check the seal on the cover and make sure it is in place(if damaged replace it.This is very important to help keep contaminants and water out of this area.)and replace the cover tightening the bolts from the middle outward towards the ends.This will also help seal it up properly.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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