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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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well, Im just wonding if any other prowler owner has had a prowler that is as big of a piece of junk as mine has been. I cant believe that i paid 10 grand for a brand new side by side 1 1/2yrs ago, and had as many problems out of it that i have. I am not new to the atv world, i have bought several brand new atv's over the years, and never had the problems out of any of them like i have my prowler. Within this year and a half i have had to take it back to dealer at least 8 times. 1st of the brakes sound like they are ripping the gears out of the trans. Dealer says, they all do that, cannot fix this problem, then my gear selector grinds the gears into gear, its been adjusted 5 times , still not better than it was new., Then the cv axle seals went to pouring oil out, then during the winter, the front end explodes from the inside, while im backing out of the barn, They put a brand new front diff in it, i get it home go rideing, now the front diff lock quits working, and its pouring grease out the bottom of the new front diff. If it is 90 degrees out side, or if it is 20 degrees, it will not start like it should, it will crank till the battery is almost dead, then it finally starts, i have taken it back on all these problems, but nothing ever seems to be "fixed". i just dont understand why arctic cat doesnt try to recall some of these problems. thats just my 2 cents
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 05:48 AM
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sounds like you also need another dealer, one with a mechanic who knows his job

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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 06:20 AM
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I havent had any major problems with mine and I love it. You should read up on other UTVs they all have problems some are alot worse than yours. Maybe you should go to a different dealer.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 10:07 AM
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 10:07 AM
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I agree, sounds like the dealer is the problem not the machine. Just need a decent tech working on it! I had issues with mine too, oil leaking in the clutches, turns out it was a bad secondary clutch shaft, bearings and seals. Had it worked on 4 times before they got it right, but had a great dealer and a tech who was not going to let this issue stump him. Look at a different dealer!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 01:27 PM
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i have had many of those probs you did, including having to put in a new front diff. it's at the point of me not wanting to take it out cause i'm tired of running back and forth to the shop. but as others said, all makes and models have their problems.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 04:29 PM
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I have been happy with mine till now, little over 1000 miles and I have a blown head gasket(((
Not too happy about that one, as I have had others with many more miles and never had anything like this happen. I use mine for my business.
BTW, mine is a 2010 XTZ
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 06:42 PM
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well if it makes u all feel better i have a 2010 xtz with 200 miles and its on it second engine due to main seal on crank leaking so bad it damaged the engine do to lack of oil and mind you it happened on the trail so not rider error then all the ball joints are shot (i dont jump it at all) the fuel tank strap was found broke when replacing engine the parking brake was warped from the factory and the brakes rattle so bad you cant hear your self think so when can i call cat and tell them i got a lemon
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 03:25 PM
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I am sorry to hear about your problems. Is your local dealership helping any?

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 04:34 PM
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my dealer has been asome but it just seems to be a headace
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