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Hello everyone and thank you for your help. I am looking at a 2015 Ranger 900 XP and the inner CV has what seems to be a decent amount of play when i grab it with my hand it seems to move 1/8 to 1/4 inch. I have read a good amount and some say thats just the way polaris is. I asked the guy at the dealer if he would put a new one on and he replied with "we can but it will still have the play". I drove it today and the 4x4 work fine and all in all the utv ran rather well. The utv was quiet and i did not hear any bad noises but then again I am new to these.

The cv joint was the only thing i seen wrong with it so i am wondering if this will lead to bigger/expensive problems or might even just become a rock in the yard. I have been reading a lot about this but it is still confusing to me if this will cause more problems. Thank you for your help

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That’s the splines that’s go into the diff. All of mine are loose like that. It’s normal.
 

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Eventually it will loose drive, and mean replacing the joint and drive in the diff... They shouldn't have any play but unfortunately the sealing set up is bad, grit gets in there and wears them out.... Polaris have made several changes to help over the years, protruding seals and vitron o-rings being the latest, when new a smear of some decent instant gasket helps too.
 

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Thank you Tom-Layla Brough for the reply, Is that an expensive fix?

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Thanks again for the information Tom-Layla Brough. My father has a RZR 900 and said that his passenger side was loose like that but has still driven fine for a year. I just dont wanna get stuck with a expensive problem that i might not be able to fix. But it seems as if a lot of them do it. Thank you again!
 

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That’s the splines that’s go into the diff. All of mine are loose like that. It’s normal.
Hello Clubin, The UTV drives and drives in 4x4 as well but if that goes out on me the the CV joint is bad, and all I have to do is replace it with a new? or something like this or would i need more?
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I guess it would be the differential and bits that i would actually need. And that would be the expensive part i of the fix. And after the differential splines get loose how long about does the differential work? Thank you
 

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Hello Clubin, The UTV drives and drives in 4x4 as well but if that goes out on me the the CV joint is bad, and all I have to do is replace it with a new? or something like this or would i need more?
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Yep that would be it. The differential inner splines are made from a harder material and Don’t usually need replacement. I put anti seize on them, from new they are dry. My dads 09 ranger xp 700 had over 25,000 miles. Still stock cv joints. Never changed. They are all loose on the inner plunge joint.
 

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I change inner diff splines all the time, I've taken plenty out with no splines at all, they may well be tougher than the joint but they are far from being classed as hard. I'll find some for a picture... They come out nearly smooth.
 

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Thank you for the information Tom-Layla Brough for the information about the splines.
 

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Hello everyone and thank you for your help. I am looking at a 2015 Ranger 900 XP and the inner CV has what seems to be a decent amount of play when i grab it with my hand it seems to move 1/8 to 1/4 inch. I have read a good amount and some say thats just the way polaris is. I asked the guy at the dealer if he would put a new one on and he replied with "we can but it will still have the play". I drove it today and the 4x4 work fine and all in all the utv ran rather well. The utv was quiet and i did not hear any bad noises but then again I am new to these.

The cv joint was the only thing i seen wrong with it so i am wondering if this will lead to bigger/expensive problems or might even just become a rock in the yard. I have been reading a lot about this but it is still confusing to me if this will cause more problems. Thank you for your help

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Perfectly normal. I got my 900xp 2014 in 2014. That is the first sxs if owned and driven. That “play” is something I noticed from the start and kept an eye on them. I’ve ripped cv boots, broken the cv joints, but never had problems with spline.
 

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Awesome!! Thank you very much for your reply Nunaranger900. I pick it up tomorrow. Can't wait!
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