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Old 08-30-2019, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default My Polaris Sportsman left me stranded, again.

I have a 2015 Polaris Sportsman 570EPS.

On the 4th ride for today the ATV started losing power, sounded bogged down and stalled. It will start up again but quickly stall. Putting it in neutral I can give it gas, it revs hesitantly, slows down, backfires and stalls.
Putting it in gear theres not enough power to engage the belt.

I was stranded a couple years ago and it was determined that the fuel pump failed.

It would not start unlike today.

It's been in a box trailer for 30 days since.my last visit. Fuel tank was 3/4 full.

Lucky it didn't die in an irretrievable location. We are heading back out there to tow it back to camp in a few. I'll post a video of it later this evening for a better description of the symptoms.

I should have bought a Honda in the first place.

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Old 08-30-2019, 06:58 PM   #2
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Cant go wrong with a Honda
Sorry about the troubles
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:25 PM   #3
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Start it up, remove the radiator cap, and drive a new Honda or Kawasaki under it. Re-install the radiator cap. Good to go!!
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:37 PM   #4
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Sounds like it may be starving for fuel. May need another fuel pump and or filter. I had a fuel pump go out on my 2001, replaced with an aftermarket pump. Always used fuel stabilizer and marvel mystery oil in fuel after that. The marvel oil will make a BIG difference in operation and engine noise.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:42 PM   #5
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Check the plug
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:57 PM   #6
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Sounds like it could be the throttle position sensor. Try stomping the throttle pedal a few times. Might also disconnect the battery for 5 minutes and let everything reset. Thats all I've got. Had it happen about 2 months ago on a 900 ranger.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:58 PM   #7
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The heat in the container got the fuel pump. I don’t do Polaris but a friend of mine does. He quit storing them in a container. Used to replace fuel pumps on them at least once a year.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:13 PM   #8
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619 miles, 91 hours, 1/2 hour left on the PM reminder.

I'll be sure to warn everyone to avoid this POS when I list it on Craigslist.

We returned to it, it would barely start, would not stay running.

On the bright, this did not ruin my dove hunt because there are zero dove out here. Northern Baird.

I'll post a video soon. Thanks for the suggestions.



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Old 08-30-2019, 08:41 PM   #9
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Bad fuel or water in fuel will do the same.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:02 PM   #10
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Here's a video of the symptoms.


https://youtu.be/v54P7ogCCqs

We treat our fuel with Stabil and rotate it out.

If it was bad fuel, wouldn't my first ride suffer?



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Old 08-30-2019, 09:24 PM   #11
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I have a 2015 Sportsman and I’m on my second fuel pump as well. Exactly same symptoms as in your video.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:59 PM   #12
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Starving for fuel. That sucks. Sorry bud.

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Old 08-30-2019, 10:40 PM   #13
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Air vent to the fuel tank blocked or clogged? I had this happen to me once and about drive myself nuts before I figured that out. It was an absolutely free fox that took about 1.5 seconds to fix when I finally realized what it was. Started right up and ran like a top as it always had before.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:00 PM   #14
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I've had 4 different Polaris'.2 sxs,and 2 four wheeler's.Had a fuel pump go out on one,and no trouble outta the other's.
I'm probably in the minority here,but you couldn't give me anything with a Honda engine on it.Bought a brand new dual tank air compressor that ran like **** from day one.Brand new commercial mower,same thing..Guess I could've just got lemon's.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:05 PM   #15
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I have owned 2 Polaris ATV's. It was a 800 Sportsman. First one and last one together. I would rather have a 21 speed mountain bike as anything Polaris.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:13 PM   #16
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I took it back to Grapevine Powersports - the original place of purchase.

For 30+ minutes they denied that I had an extended warranty and they wrote up the service ticket to charge me for a fuel pump replacement. Some back and forth and I throw down my observation that they are attempting to rip me off. The GM comes out and after 30 minutes they finally dig up the paperwork that shows they sold me a Kawasaki extended warranty for my Polaris that expires 12/2020. That program no longer exists; however, I'm told someone will eventually honor the extended warranty.

During my visit there was ZERO empathy that I will now be on my THIRD fuel pump. When the last fuel pump was replaced I was told the newer fuel pumps would not fail like the prior pump.

I am hoping everything works out and cooler heads prevail, and I will follow up with a recommendation for Grapevine Powersports. But today's visit was worse than pulling teeth or walking through 3 miles of snake infested fields back to camp because my Sportsman left me stranded.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:34 PM   #17
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My kawasaki mule left me stranded one time. It was a hot 2 mile hike back to the house. Had a bad fuel pump, it only lasted 2800 hours....lol
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:03 PM   #18
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I took it back to Grapevine Powersports - the original place of purchase.

For 30+ minutes they denied that I had an extended warranty and they wrote up the service ticket to charge me for a fuel pump replacement. Some back and forth and I throw down my observation that they are attempting to rip me off. The GM comes out and after 30 minutes they finally dig up the paperwork that shows they sold me a Kawasaki extended warranty for my Polaris that expires 12/2020. That program no longer exists; however, I'm told someone will eventually honor the extended warranty.

During my visit there was ZERO empathy that I will now be on my THIRD fuel pump. When the last fuel pump was replaced I was told the newer fuel pumps would not fail like the prior pump.

I am hoping everything works out and cooler heads prevail, and I will follow up with a recommendation for Grapevine Powersports. But today's visit was worse than pulling teeth or walking through 3 miles of snake infested fields back to camp because my Sportsman left me stranded.
Did they move? Are they now off 121 by the high school?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:37 AM   #19
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I have a Gravely JSV 6000. It's built on a Polaris 570 Crew chassis. The only thing Gravely does different is supposed to be the rear suspension and bed.

Anyway, I was having trouble with it charging, so I changed the stator. Put it all back together and went to test run it. It ran about a half mile and started cutting out and died. The speedometer was flashing ENGINE. I turned the key off for a little while and it cranked back up. Rode a few feet and started cutting out and died again. Finally limped it back to the shop and the water temp light was blinking on by then. I checked the radiator and it had pressure, I added fluid after having it apart. I also changed the oil and filter at the same time I was changing the stator. Oil level is good. I tried to read the diagnostics on it, SW113 is all I could get it to show. I called a Polaris dealer and he couldn't find that code. I called the dealer I bought it from and all he would tell me is bring it in and let it sit at his place a couple of weeks.

Anybody here have any advice or have seen this problem before?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:59 AM   #20
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If you can, sell it and buy a Yamaha grizzly 700. You'll be glad you did.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:54 AM   #21
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I have a 2004 Sportsman 400 with 1900 hours and lord knows how many miles. My biggest complaint is having to replace the battery every few years. I really like it.

I did have to replace the pod last year but ever since, it has been great. Before the pod went bad, it was great. Bad pod = bad machine.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:56 AM   #22
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I have a 2004 Sportsman 400 with 1900 hours and lord knows how many miles. My biggest complaint is having to replace the battery every few years. I really like it.

I did have to replace the pod last year but ever since, it has been great. Before the pod went bad, it was great. Bad pod = bad machine.
What's this pod you speak of?

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Old 09-05-2019, 09:59 AM   #23
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Sorry to hear about your problems.
I've owned 3 different models of Polaris and currently own a 700 and have never had a problem with any of them. I have them serviced yearly. But have always used Four Wheels of Texas in Fort Worth.
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:37 PM   #24
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My buddies are ditching Polaris fast lately for Kawasaki , my Polaris has small issues as well, good luck!
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:48 PM   #25
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When i changed my air filter, mine did something similar but turns out i didnt have the filter on securely. Fixed and good every since
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:53 PM   #26
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What's this pod you speak of?

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The center computer console. Has the digital readout and nearly every wire on it connects to the pod.

They rarely go out but I started having trouble with mine when I picked it up from a shade tree mechanic who I think damaged it in his effort to complete $800 of work. I think he knew he messed something up because he would never return my calls.

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