Sadly, these are areas where Polaris could do a better job it seems. How many miles? Do you live in the mud?Well I put my ranger on the jack to check out a few things and bushings were bad. Call super Daves and they'll be here Saturday. So tonight I pulled everything to get ready for them to install. My lower ball joints are bad. My steering wheel shook bad around 30 mph. i hope my dealer has some in stock tomorrow if not it mom b4 I can get them. I rather pay price of all balls but want it done. How do u tell if bearings are bad. I could tell bushings were by moving wheel but not the ball joints until I got hub off.
To check the bearing you will have to jack up the machine and check for play between the spindle and knuckle area. This is usually done by placing your hands at the 12 and 6 o'clock position on the tire and trying to move the top in or out. Since you have other bad parts, this may be hard to see or detect. It might be helpful to watch the inside area where the CV goes through the knuckle. If the CV outer joint shaft where it goes through the knuckle moves independently of the knuckle, you have bad bearings. Sometimes you can feel roughness as well, but that would be hard to judge with everything still together. The play is the real giveway.
This video at 44 seconds shows what i am trying to describe...
This one isn't real bad, and your other worn parts may make it hard to determine exactly whats moving.