HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Particularly important information is distinguished in
this manual by the following notations:
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION!
BE ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
Failure to follow WARNING instructions could result
in severe injury or death to the snowmobile operator,
a bystander, or a person inspecting or repairing the
A CAUTION indicates special precautions that must
be taken to avoid damage to the snowmobile.
A NOTE provides key information that can make
procedures easier or clearer.
All of the procedures in this manual are organized in
a sequential, step-by-step format. The information
has been compiled to provide the mechanic with an
easy to read, handy reference that contains compre-
hensive explanations of all inspection, repair, assem-
bly, and disassembly operations.
In this revised format, the condition of a faulty compo-
nent will precede an arrow symbol and the course of
action required to correct the problem will follow the
Pitting/damage → Replace.
Each chapter provides exploded diagrams before
each disassembly section to facilitate correct disas-
sembly and assembly procedures.
This manual was written by the Yamaha Motor Com-
pany primarily for use by Yamaha dealers and their
qualified mechanics. It is not possible to put an entire
mechanic’s education into one manual, so it is as-
sumed that persons using this book to perform main-
tenance and repairs on Yamaha snowmobiles have
a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts
and procedures inherent in snowmobile repair. With-
out such knowledge, attempted repairs or service to
this model may render it unfit and/or unsafe to use.
Yamaha Motor Company, Ltd. is continually striving
to improve all models manufactured by Yamaha.
Modifications and significant changes in specifica-
tions or procedures will be forwarded to all authorized