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Polaris AXYS: Spark Plug Inspection and Replacement Guide


Polaris AXYS: Spark Plug Inspection and Replacement Guide


Required Tools and Supplies

Ensuring the peak performance of your Polaris Pro-RMK AXYS demands meticulous care. Highmarket Sports offers expert services to inspect and replace spark plugs, but if you’re up for the task, here's what you’ll need:

  • Shop Rags
  • 13/16-Inch Crowfoot Wrench
  • Spark Plug Wrench
  • Spark plug (if replacing)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Safety Glasses
  • Nitrile Gloves

Expert Support Available

At Highmarket Sports, we understand the importance of top-notch maintenance for your Polaris snowmobile. If you prefer, our skilled technicians are always available to handle spark plug inspections and replacements with precision and expertise.

Safety First

Safety is paramount. Always wear safety glasses and nitrile gloves when servicing your snowmobile, ensuring your well-being throughout the process.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Prepare Your Snowmobile Start by parking your sled on a stable, level surface to facilitate the inspection and replacement process.

  2. Side Panel Removal Release the rubber strap and turn the two quarter-turn latches to remove both side panels effortlessly.

  3. Hood Latch Disconnection Disconnect the two hood latches for easy access.

  4. Lift and Remove Hood Slightly lift the hood to access the connector underneath and disconnect it before removing the hood.

  5. Additional Clearance (if necessary) If extra space is needed, the intake can be removed for better accessibility.

  6. Disconnect Spark Plug Leads Carefully detach both spark plug leads while marking them for easy identification.

  7. Clean the Work Area Keep the area around the spark plugs clean to prevent any debris from entering the engine.

  8. Prepare the Spark Plug Wrench Retrieve the spark plug wrench from its holder for use.

  9. Loosen and Remove Spark Plugs Use the spark plug wrench to carefully loosen and remove the two spark plugs from the vehicle.

  10. Electrode Inspection Ensure the electrodes are free from wear and carbon buildup, maintaining sharp outer edges without erosion.

  11. Gap Check and Adjustment Inspect and adjust the spark plug gap if necessary, aiming for a precise 0.027 inches (0.7 mm).

  12. Replacement if Required Should replacement be necessary, opt for the recommended spark plug, part number 3022082.

  13. Install and Torque Spark Plugs Utilize a 13/16-inch crowfoot wrench to install the spark plugs into the engine, applying a torque of 18 to 22 ft-lbs (24-30 Nm).

  14. Reconnect Spark Plug Leads Ensure the spark plug leads are securely reconnected.

  15. Reassemble Intake (if removed)

  16. Reinstall the Hood Ensure the tabs at the front of the hood are engaged properly.

  17. Connector Reconnection and Hood Securement Reconnect the connector underneath the hood and verify its secure attachment before securing the hood panel latches.

  18. Side Panel Reinstallation Align the tabs at the bottom and top of the side panels, securing them with the rubber strap and quarter-turn latches.

  19. Expert Assistance at Highmarket Sports

While these steps can be performed by enthusiasts, the team at Highmarket Sports offers professional service for your Polaris Pro-RMK AXYS, ensuring meticulous care and attention to detail. Don't hesitate to reach out to our skilled technicians for expert spark plug inspection and replacement.

  1. Testing Engine Start the engine to guarantee its proper operation post-inspection and replacement.

Trust Highmarket Sports for meticulous care and expert servicing of your Polaris snowmobile, ensuring optimal performance and reliability for your adventures.

By Tyler Smith