The sling went in for a new power steering box on Wed last week. Went to pick it up Friday and the traction control light came on as soon as I left the dealer. They tried to adjust the sensor behind the steering wheel with no luck and said I can keep it for the weekend or bring it back Monday so they can look at it.
Well, I leave with it Friday night and the steering wheel is about 1/4 off from straight when driving straight. Not a huge issue but definitely annoying. I pull apart the entire steering column and notice that the clock ring is loose. They said they didn't touch it which leads me to believe Polaris didn't tighten it down properly. When I line up the locator pins on the clock ring and the cut out in the sensor, the wheel is offset. Either the wheel must of turned or wasn't straight when they put on the new steering box. Somehow they became miss aligned. You can't just correct it by moving the steering wheel (because of the design of how everything goes together). So I just bring it back Saturday and tell them the issue and that I'd like them to align everything properly and fix the traction control before I pick it up.
Just got a call from the service manager with good news / bad news........
Good news: Steering is aligned properly and tracking correctly.
Bad news: While on the 3.5 mile test loop they use, they heard a loud BANG. Turns out the angle drive exploded (his words). The case actually split. They sent pics to Polaris and ordered a new assembly under warranty. At least it happened while in their possession and I don't have any of my mods on it at the moment except for a different belt guard. But its disappointing that both the steering box and angle drive whet with only 1000 miles on the clock.
Oh well, could be worse. I could have been stranded in the middle of no where. Rain is forecast for the next four days and I'll at my daughter's college graduation all weekend so I wouldn't be using it for the next week anyway. I'm trying to see the positive, hopefully this is the last major failure. I want a turbo kit for it but I may just wait a year or so until I feel comfortable nothing else major goes wrong before I pull the trigger.