Severe damage to the transmission and drive components can result. If you move or are traveling within the country where your vehicle was purchased, Warranty or Service Bulletin repairs may be requested from any authorized Polaris dealer who sells the same line as your vehicle. Always block the wheels to prevent rolling. If the engine does not start, review the engine troubleshooting information beginning on page 174. See page 181 for the part numbers of Polaris products. Place the tank on a stable surface or work bench. Loosen the fuel tank cover screws 2.
Loosen the upper and lower pivot mounting bolts 1. No verification of registration will be sent to the purchaser as the copy of the Warranty Registration Form will be the warranty entitlement. Do not operate at full throttle. Do not dilute with water. If the vehicle is to be operated at various altitudes and temperatures, certain adjustments can be made to improve its operation and driveability. Use caution and drive at reduced speeds in conditions of reduced visibility such as fog, rain and darkness. You will also be able to print out any or all pages.
Move the tank rearward and upward over the engine. Federal law requires that this spark arrestor be installed and functional when the vehicle is operated on public lands. Place the transmission in neutral and slowly roll the machine forward and rearward at least ten feet 3 m without lifting or pushing down on the suspension. When inspection reveals the need for replacement parts, use genuine Polaris parts available from your Polaris dealer. Do not attempt to adjust tie rod alignment.
All tie rod adjustments should be performed by an authorized Polaris dealer. All parts and accessories added to the vehicle must be genuine Polaris Industries Inc. If you enter into a situation where sidehilling is unavoidable: 1. Always check to be sure the parking brake is disengaged before operating. This manual contains service,repair procedures,assembling,disassembling, wiring diagrams and everything you need to know.
The choke knob 1 is located on the left side of the vehicle. Clean the area around the oil tank 1 and crankcase 2 drain plugs with clean shop towels. Turn the fuel valve off. Remove the dipstick and fill the oil tank with the recommended oil. Slow down when entering slippery areas.
Prime the oil pump using the procedure on page 112. I have a 2001 Polaris Scrambler 400 2X4. If all conditions are favorable and the engine still does not start, see your Polaris dealer for service. If the throttle cable should stick in an open position when the operator releases the throttle lever, the engine will stop, and power to the rear wheels will cease. Place the transmission in neutral and slowly roll the machine forward and rearward at least ten feet 3 m without lifting or pushing down on the suspension. To upshift to a higher gear, place the toe of your boot under the gear shift pedal and raise the pedal one full stroke. Loosen the intake duct clamp at the carburetor and pull the duct off the carburetor.
There are differences as to what the toe should be set to but so far this seems to do the trick. Headlight and taillight lenses become dirty during normal operation. If the fluid level is low and the diaphragm is not extended, a leak is likely and the diaphragm should be replaced. There will be few combustion deposits. A synthetic brush may melt if components are warm. Check the oil level on the dipstick. Check the hoses for cracks, deterioration, abrasion, or leaks.
Always fill the reservoir as needed whenever the cover is loosened or removed to ensure proper diaphragm operation. On the left headlamp, grasp the bulb housing and turn it counterclockwise 1 to remove the bulb. If your vehicle becomes immersed or is operated in water that exceeds the footpeg level, take it to your dealer for service before starting the engine. Familiarize yourself with all laws and regulations concerning the operation of this vehicle in your area. Never run the engine in an enclosed area. Use a non-synthetic brush to clean the arrestor screen 3.