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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sterring Loose with alot of play after hard ride, help!

My steering is loose with alot of play in it after hard ride in Ocala National Forest. I was riding hard and fast through Florida sugar sand in the woods with trails with lots of whoops. I was riding with a group of better handling RZR's and alot of them have aftermarket shocks to boot.

I did really well keeping up with them for the most part but when we hit really whoopy sections I just couldn't go as fast as them. The big Prowler jsut bounced around. Long Story short by the end of the day I noticed my steering was very loose and had alot of play in it.

Now 2 weeks later its the same way. I don't see anything broken or leaking at all. I can turn the wheel now back and forth now about a 1/8 turn without even moving the wheels.

Riding fast its really scary cause you have to turn the wheel alot to make a small adjusment.

Can someone tell me what they think it could be? Thanks

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 06:16 PM
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I would start by looking for play in the tierod ends. There shouldnt be any.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 07:43 PM
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and after above .. suggest a look at the A-arm mounts to frame .. look at ball joints for wear & loose fitting or partial pulled from knuckles .. and lastly rack issues

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