Did the same thing as Don on my floor pan.
Finally got to take my Prowler out this weekend. First ride since the new tires and belt. The bike did great. Ran strong through all the sugar sand in low range "that ate my belt last time" and chewed through the mud with my new tires. Really had no complaints. Only bad thing was the door to my side box broke off due to a tree. That will only take some new hinges and be good as new.
Prowler outlasted a 900 Ranger (broken transmission), , 800 Ranger (leaking belt and bent a-arm, 570 Ranger (swamped from water).
you have a post about overheating , was the condition on whole ride or only when in the sugar sand ?? and that might be the reason for overheat in itself. sand is tuff on these rigs especially if digging down into it and not floating on top.
A temp gauge and a override switch is the answer. I did that a few years ago and it solved the problem. DON~~~I ran in low range and in 4x4 the entire time in the sand and managed to keep it around 200. Going slow through the swamp and mud, it kept nice and cool. The overheating came on a second ride to which I figured out afterwards that I forgot to put it in 4x4. However, I have since cleaned the radiator more, put on a new radiator cap, and added a switch to turn on the fan at will. Seems to be doing better but I haven't driven in the sand since.
A lot of this started when I put on the 28 inch ITP Cryptids.
That's awesome that she fired right up!!! But seeing that snow I ask......."no blade?"well spring is coming. i figured its time to dig the old girl out of the snowbank for some spring maintenance and upgrades. she fired right up which kinda surprised me. first off is the heater mod. its nice when the garage can get warm enough to work in a tshirt lol. but first i gotta get rid of this lake that formed in my garage! dang drain is frozen.
i really tried to justify getting a blade but i have absolutely nowhere to push the snow to except the street. im pretty sure the city appreciate the snowblower i have over the blade i wanted lol.That's awesome that she fired right up!!! But seeing that snow I ask......."no blade?"