2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 44Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 44

MAINTENANCE Tie Rod EndSteering Inspection To check for play in the tie rod end, grasp the steering tie rod, pull in all
backwardPosition chalk marks facing rearward, even with the hubaxle centerline6Again measure the distance between the marks
and recordCall this measurement "B"Subtract measurement "B" from measurement "A"The difference between measurements "A" and
"B" is the vehicle toe alignmentThe recommended vehicle toe tolerance is 18" to 14" (.3 to.6 cm) toe outThis means the measurement
at the front of the tire (A) is 18" to 14" (.3 to .6 cm) wider than the measurement at the rear (B) III1 Replace any worn
steering componentsSteering should move freely through entire range of travel without binding Elevate front end of machine
so front wheels are off the groundCheck for any looseness in front hubwheel assembly by grasping the tire firmly at top and
bottom first, and then at front and rearTry to move the wheel and hub by pushing inward and pulling outward If abnormal movement