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    Connecting Rod

    I have a SLT 700 that has a snapped connecting rod and I was wondering if anyone in here has installed a new connecting rod before?


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    The crank has to be taken apart, new rod(s) and bearing(s) installed, and then pressed back together. It takes skill and the proper tools to do.

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    I have access to several different presses, pullers, and a full machine shop at work what other special tools are required?

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    You need a jig that insures that the crank index is correct.

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    A Jig? Could you explain in a little more detail please? A picture would be great also.

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    I am trying to figure out if I can do this myself but I really need some help from some of you more experienced guys in determining out what I need. Thanks in advance.

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    you can pack it in a box your self but if you dont have a jig ( sumtimes a block off wood to insure you have all the connection rods connections at the crank at the right angle

    all you can do is buy another or 2 rods so it will be less of a bill from the machine shop ,

    in othere words they cut your crank then weld it back up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvhenry View Post
    I am trying to figure out if I can do this myself
    Please don't take this the wrong way but IMHO if you have to ask questions about it on a forum then no you can't do it buy yourself. I'm an ASE certified auto tech, have access to four machine shops and numerous marine repair shops, none of which can do a rebuild.

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    I have worked on motorcycles most of my life and this is the first time I have messed with a Polaris PWC and that is why I thought I would check with some of you. If you think a person shouldnt try something because they have to ask a question then what is this forum for. I didnt know how difficult it was to replace these rods so I asked because I didnt want to find out that I couldnt do it by trying to do it. Thanks for yalls input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvhenry View Post
    If you think a person shouldnt try something because they have to ask a question then what is this forum for.
    I'm sorry, I didn't make myself clear. I should have said "If you have to ask questions about crank rebuilding then more than likely you couldn't do it yourself". I say this because it is a highly skilled trade and in my opinion beyond the scope of any forum.

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