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Old 12-04-2012, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suspension Problem?

I have a 1998 Ski Doo Formula III 700 and I noticed over the summer when I push down on the back it would bottom out and not come back up. I also noticed the same problem with my 01 Polaris Supersport. So I brought them both in, and the guy put a new rebuildable shock in the polaris. And he tested the shock in my ski doo and said it was all fine and that it should go back to normal after riding a few miles. Well I put 100 miles on it and still have the same problem, so I call the guy back and he said that the spring would need to be replaced... but they don't offer aftermarket springs so I would have to go to a dealership, well the dealership said I would probably just need my shocks recharged. But my shocks tested and they were fine...

I am just wondering if anyone has had the same problem and what you think I should do? I was debating trying to replace my spring first, but I'm not too knowledgeable with sled repairs..?

Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're shocks are fine it would be you're springs.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You first need to see if the suspension is binding. There are a LOT of moving parts under there, and a lot of them have grease fittings. Have a friend sit on the sled while you look under there and make sure all is well. If you can lift it back up easily, then I'd say the spring needs replacement.
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