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Help: Movement in A-Arm/Bushing?

Old 04-06-2019, 04:47 PM
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Question Help: Movement in A-Arm/Bushing?

Hi guys,

Not mechanically inclined at all so please bear with me as I do my best to explain.

Owned a 2013 Polaris 400HO for a few years. This fall I had quite a bizarre incident where the bolt that connects to my aarm sheered off and literally the front right wheel/assembly came off. (Photo here: https://ibb.co/FYtB25M )

I got that repaired but noticed on the left side the bushing/a-arm seems to be sliding a bit when, for example, I push on the tire with my foot. Almost as if vibration and impact over time could cause the very issue I had on the other side of the quad.

I am attaching photos (here https://ibb.co/bzRB766 - https://ibb.co/P42Lsg4 ) but wondering if you can tell me:

1. Is some sliding/play in this area normal?
2. Is that part called a bushing and is it fairly easily replaced?

Thank you for all your continued help. This forum has been instrumental over the past few years.


Old 04-08-2019, 06:42 PM
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If bolt is not moving then a frame bushings are worn fairly easy to replace if bolt is moving when you push on a frame bolt hole is probably egg shaped and worn that would need washer welded to frame at mounting point Easier to check with front tires off ground push and pull to see where movement is I would pull apart at least malke sure this sides bolts are not close to sheering off
Old 04-27-2019, 05:08 PM
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Kits are available on Ebay to replace all the worn parts.If the hole the bolt slides thru is "wallowed out" a washer can be welded over the hole to correct it.
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