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I took a look at my ball joints this afternoon and found that two of the ball joint boots were dangling loose and there was a collection of water inside.
Anyone else have this problem?
 

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I am one of the few as well. The way I understand it, the earlier models had defective tie rods. I told my dealer about it, and no problem. Tell yours about it, and if there is any problem, have them contact Polaris. They are aware of it. I guess it's not widespread enough to recall it.

My machine was made on Oct 24 if that helps.

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This might be a dumb question, but how do you find out when your machine was made? Thanks for your input. My Honda is just about put back together. Soon as it is, ill drop the Pred off at the dealer.
 

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There is a sticker on it that shows the build date..its down under the rad i beleive..just look around..mine was Nov 02...
 

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The ball joints on my TLD were also loose. My dealer ordered a couple more and installed them and this solved the problem. As Scott says Polaris is aware of this and will replace if needed. The tie rods on mine are fine. Not all machines have the problem. Also had one rear wheel slightly loose so another rear is on its way. Just got back from Oregon, man this thing flies in the sand. First time I really got a chance to really open it up.
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I thought i had a bad tie-rod, but the bolt holding it on was striped, so it wasnt too tight. Replaced the bolt, all good!
 

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What is a symptom of a loose balljoint or worn tie-rod? How do you tell short of unbolting them to see?

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This works for cars, I'm not sure if it works for quads too...

Lift the front end and support it on the frame so that the tires dangle freely. Put one hand on top of the tire, one hand on the bottom. Push in (towards the frame) with your top hand while pulling out with the bottom. Do the same, but in reverse (pull out on the top, push in on the bottom) Repeat this process, try to wiggle the wheel to see if there is any play. If the wheel rattles back and forth, in and out, then you most likely have a warn ball joint or worn bearings. Again, I'm not quite sure if this works for quads, try it and see...
 
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