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Hi all,

First sled, Polaris 98' 700xc kind of lost on this one. Went to check over a few things before winter and noticed this (image below).

Appears the throttle cable end broke off and is no longer attached to this lever [1] that connects up in front of the starter.
After reading around, my best guess is this lever drives the oil pump but I'm not sure.
If it is as I suspect, and the previous owner rode with this broken- how screwed is the sled? Does that mean it has been run with almost no oil being mixed, or too much?

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You are correct. On that sled, the oil flows from the oil pump to the fuel pump and both ends of the crankshaft. The oil pump and water pump are both driven by a belt in the recoil housing. You may want to check that belt for wear... it is frequently overlooked and if it fails, you have no oil or cooling. That's a pretty quick way to get to walk in the snow ;)
 

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Thanks for the quick reply! Will definitely check that belt, and regarding the throttle cable- if it was detached like it is and was rode that way for an unknown amount of time, what else would you recommend checking?

Going to re-attach and check alignment- found this in service manual. Sound right?
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If I remember on my 97 RMK, if the cable detaches from the oil pump, the pump goes to minimum oil. So you would not want to run it very long before lack of oil will cause bearing issues or seize a piston. The directions are the right ones for that oil pump.
 
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