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post #1 of 15 Old November 15th, 2009, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Automatic AWG (HELP)

Good afternoon to all. I have owned polaris for years. This is the first time purchasing a side x side though. It is a 2009 RZR-S. I will post picks here soon. Anyway to the point. I have only had it for 4 months. Last night I was trying to climb a very small but steep incline. The front wheels came up at the top and I let off. When they came down I hit the gas to climb on up and there was a loud pop and lost the front pull on the AWG. Every thing apears to be ok visually but it still will not ingage. Is this a problem that every one is having and what can I do to check it myself before I take it to the dealer?
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post #2 of 15 Old November 15th, 2009, 11:47 AM
 
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sounds like you blew the rollercage in your front diff. As many will tell you the OEM one is plastic and made to self destruct when the front hubs are engaged with the wheels spinning then stopping suddenly. I would take it back to your dealer on warrenty. If he gives you crap try another dealer. This is not a new problem and others might have better advice
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If you need a billet carrier, here is a video about installing them:

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Thanks guys for the info. I plan on taking it for warranty repair. I failed to mention I added 15" 29 x 10.5 rims and super swamper tires to my unit. Should I remove them before going for service? Also, could that be the reason for the AWG going out? If you guys think that is the case I will remove them for good and go back to factory.
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Thanks guys for the info. I plan on taking it for warranty repair. I failed to mention I added 15" 29 x 10.5 rims and super swamper tires to my unit. Should I remove them before going for service? Also, could that be the reason for the AWG going out? If you guys think that is the case I will remove them for good and go back to factory.
They may not give you warranty anyway calling it abuse.

If you leave those tires on you'll give them a bigger reason to void your warranty.

If you want to run those tires and continue to break the cage (assumption) you'll prolly need to go aftermarket aluminum as in the video.
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post #6 of 15 Old November 15th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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yes thats alot of tire to turn...deff put stock back on.....

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running makin trax afco shocks and springs
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I still think it's amazing that the high horsepower machines (Webers, mine ) haven't torn up something in the drivetrain.

Maybe the sand doesn't have the bite dirt/mud has and is easier on them.
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same here the guys from back east seem to break everything and the duners dont...well as often

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I run 29.5x10x12 Outlaws and have never had a problem. It is all in how you drive it. It's not a tank, boat, plane, or submarine. When you do what you do, expect to have problems. I have used my RZR in all four catagories, and so far, not much problems. But when something does break, I know it is my fault.

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I would get an aluminum cage and have them install it under warranty. Tell them you want to be reimbursed for the amount of the stock cage. This way you won't need to replace the crappy stock one when it breaks and the warranty is out.
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I seriously doubt Polaris would do that under warranty. They used a plastic cage prolly to protect other drive line components and only time will tell if the aluminum cage will lead to other things breaking.

The mechanic would be taking a big risk by assuming he knew more than Polaris on a warranty repair. Plus the bill back to PoPo would need to show the correct part as part of their warranty claim they submit.

But he could try!
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I seriously doubt Polaris would do that under warranty. They used a plastic cage prolly to protect other drive line components and only time will tell if the aluminum cage will lead to other things breaking.

The mechanic would be taking a big risk by assuming he knew more than Polaris on a warranty repair. Plus the bill back to PoPo would need to show the correct part as part of their warranty claim they submit.

But he could try!
Yeah, it depends on who he is dealing with and how good he knows them. I modified my Yamaha YFZ450 the day I bought it and the dealer said they would cover any and all parts if something broke.
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Hey philip, can u post pics of ur rig with the swampers on it?
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Man, that looks bad!!!!! I hope u can solve the issue so u can keep running them!! And yeah, put the factory ones back on when u bring in for service.
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