Really polaris? Really?

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bvet4dog

mmhmm bacon!
Apr 10, 2012
#1
I was out plowing my driveway and the polaris was working great. Half way through, i noticed that it wont shift into high or park. Stuck in either L or N or R. About 10-15 mins later, the front left axle broke lol. The thing is, i was taking it easy on this thing. Dont think i'll own another polaris.

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Baileyguns

Staff member
Apr 28, 2012
#2
Is the axle broke or jus a u joint? It's hard to see on my phone...
Is there a linkage that might have frozen up keeping you from shifting? Polaris makes a decent 4x4...
 

bvet4dog

mmhmm bacon!
Apr 10, 2012
#3
Yeah it's the U joint.

Frozen up linkage could be it. Yeah i think you're right about that. I'll have to warm up the polaris with a spaceheater next to it. Wished my garage was heated lol. We'll see if that does the trick.
 

CJM

Truck Yea
Jan 5, 2013
#4
Aw man that sucks! If it can be fixed easily Id do it, but polaris for whatever reason makes everything difficult to do it seems. Ive never been a fan cause they are soo annoyingly designed.

Shame it busted, fix it and hopefully it keeps on going. So far we have yet to get any real snow. Snowed 8 inches at work one day and chaos, by the time I got 20 mins from my house (I work about 45 min south of my house) there was barely any snow lol.
 

bvet4dog

mmhmm bacon!
Apr 10, 2012
#5
oh i've heard some horror stories about polaris lol. But hey, atleast it's something that i can use to move snow instead of shoveling. A friend says it's an easy fix but polaris is a pain. lol.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-Joint-dri...Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f2d9f940c&vxp=mtr

Found what i need. I might will order extra just so that i can have a spare backup. Oh up here we have snow barely above our knees now, about 2 foot give or take.

I'll pay a few local powersports shops a visit tomorrow to see if they have what i need in stock. If not, i'll order from ebay.
 

rexxtack

Active Member
Apr 30, 2013
#6
What year is that? I just put 2 new axles in our 01 sportsman. 1 axle was good , just had a couple holes in the boot