ATV AND LIGHT UTILITY VEHICLE
This manual is designed primarily for use by ATV service technicians in a properly equipped shop. Since a
certain knowledge of mechanical theory, tool use, and shop procedures is necessary to perform the service
work safely, all operations should be performed by qualified service personnel only. In order to perform the
work efficiently and prevent costly errors, the technician should read the text and be familiar with procedures
before starting the work. Cleanliness of parts and tools as well as the work area is of primary importance.
All references to left and right side of the vehicle are from the operator's perspective when seated in a normal
This manual includes procedures for maintenance operations, component identification and unit repair, along
with service specifications for 1996-1998 model Polaris ATVs and Light Utility Vehicles. The section index
tabs enable the user to quickly locate the section desired. In addition, a table of contents is placed at the
beginning of each section for location of specific page numbers and service information. Keep this manual
available for reference in the shop area.
To keep this manual current it is important that it is updated yearly with new model information and
At the time of publication all information contained in this manual was current. However, all materials and
specifications are subject to change without notice.
Comments or suggestions about this manual may be directed to: Polaris Industries Inc., Service Publications
Supervisor, 1225 Highway 169 North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55441-5078.
1996-1998 Service Manual Volume II Part No. 9913680
1998 Service Manual Update Part No. 9914752
Printed in U.S.A.
UNDERSTANDING SAFETY LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Throughout these instructions, important information is brought to your attention by the following symbols:
.&,.The Safety Alert Symbol means ATIENTIONI BECOME ALERTI YOUR SAFETY IS I