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Step by step instructional articles about UTVs. We cover how to maintain vehicles, install parts, and solve problems. These stories are meant to help you better understand your UTV and give you the confidence to tackle some of the work on your own.

UTV WINDSHIELD CARE

UTV WINDSHIELD CARE Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris Ranger with a Dot Weld Offroad folding polycarbonate windshield. I got it for Christmas from my wife. Well, we used it a few times and one day it got quite dirty, so my wife tried to…
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POLARIS GENERAL HEATER QUESTIONS

POLARIS GENERAL HEATER QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have a 2019 Polaris General 4 1000 EPS. When I ordered it, I also ordered the roof, glass windshield and doors. We use it mainly for trips to the hunting camp in the late fall. Well with…
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RZR POWER STEERING QUESTIONS

RZR POWER STEERING QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have a RZR 900 EPS that I purchased from a neighbor before they moved. I thought I got a great deal seeing as new RZR’s are so hard to find. I am new to UTV’s coming from ATV’s but with a wife…
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YAMAHA WOLVERINE EXHAUST CRACKS

YAMAHA WOLVERINE EXHAUST CRACKS Dear Sarge, I have a 2016 R Spec Yamaha Wolverine that had the head pipe recall due to cracking. Well, the pipe cracked again after 3 yrs. I believe the recall is over so I think I should just have the…
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RZR WHEEL SPACER PROBLEMS

RZR WHEEL SPACER PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I purchased a Polaris RZR 800 that came with aluminum wheel spacers. Last night I removed the wheels to do some maintenance and I noticed that a couple of the spacer studs were loose. I tried to…
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WILDCAT STARTER FAILURE

WILDCAT STARTER FAILURE Dear Sarge, I have a 2019 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail Limited. I recently purchased it because I guess I will never see my 2022 Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition that I ordered in the spring. The gentleman I…
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HISUN ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

HISUN ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a Hisun 700 with several electrical failures. Currently the fuel pump is intermittent so starting is problematical and if it does start and run there is no 4x4 and differential lock. My…
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POLARIS GENERAL OIL LEVEL

POLARIS GENERAL OIL LEVEL Dear Sarge, I recently purchased a leftover 2021 Polaris General XP 4 Deluxe demo model. It was mainly used for customer demo rides and had less than 200 miles on it. The dealer stated they would perform a…
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STICKING POLARIS RANGER BRAKES

STICKING POLARIS RANGER BRAKES Dear Sarge, I have a 2018 Polaris XP-900 Ranger and lately I have been experiencing sticking brakes on 3 wheels where the calipers are not retracting as they should. I looked at the master cylinder…
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POLARIS GENERAL STARTING PROBLEMS

POLARIS GENERAL STARTING PROBLEMS Dear Sarge, I have a 2020 Polaris General that is really fun to drive—when it starts. However, if you shut her off anywhere, it may or may not restart. Hot or cold doesn’t seem to make a…
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SILENCING CAB NOISE

SILENCING CAB NOISE Dear Sarge, We have a 2009 Yamaha Rhino 450 that we purchased used this past fall to use primarily as transportation to our hunting camp. At the time we thought it was a great buy. The previous owner had installed a…
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HOW TO GREASE A SWAY BAR

HOW TO GREASE A SWAY BAR Dear Sarge, Re: Your answer in the March column about greasing the sway bar’s rubber bushings. Is there an easier way to grease them? I connect the grease gun to the Zerk fitting, and I think it is on straight,…
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POLARIS MUDDING QUESTIONS

POLARIS MUDDING QUESTIONS Dear Sarge, I have a Polaris Ranger with a 3” lift kit. After chores are done I like to go muddin’ out back and my father is completely against mud riding because he says it tears up the Rangers. He says that…
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RZR INSTRUMENT BACKLIGHT COLOR CHANGE

RZR INSTRUMENT BACKLIGHT COLOR CHANGE Dear Sarge, I have an unusual request and am sure you are the only one who can answer it. I wish to change the backlight color on my RZR xp 1000 from red to blue. Do you know how? The unit doesn’t…
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PRIORITIZING RANGER XP900 ACCESSORIES

PRIORITIZING RANGER XP900 ACCESSORIES Dear Sarge, I just got a sweet deal on a Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS in Matte Titanium Metallic and I intend to install some accessories due to the low original purchase price. So, I was wondering, in…
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HARD STARTING AFTER STORAGE

HARD STARTING AFTER STORAGE Dear Sarge, My 2009 Arctic Cat prowler has started clicking like a machine gun and the engine rolls over only 1 revolution. I just parked it yesterday and now it won’t start unless I jump it. I have always…
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