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Last weekend I was driving my snowmobile fast in the fields when suddenly I heard weird bangs, my snowmobile slowed down and I lost control. I stopped, thought it was the clutch but it looked fine, so I got back on it as if nothing happened, but it did it again a few minutes later. I looked more carefully and I noticed a long black piece of plastic coming out from the bottom of the sled. I was able to go back home without problems by driving slow but now my problem is fixing it.

I don't have a trailer, neither a garage and the only person who could move my snowmobile is busy. I was wondering if changing the sliders outside is possible. If not, is it possible to drive slow for a few kilometres to reach my friend's garage?

The snowmobile is a 1993 Skandic II.
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It's a bit of a pain, but you should be able to unscrew the screw on the front of the rail and push the hyfax out through a track window. Install the new one the same way. It will help if the snow is gone. And I like to use some kind of lube on the hyfax to get it to go on smoothly. Do both sides, if one side failed, the other is sure to follow.

It also helps to loosen the track tension and push the rear driveline forward to help with access. And some kind of stand to prop the back up is nice.

You could also do it by dumping the sled on it's side, which will give you good access. That works best if your fuel tank is not completely full, as you may spill if it is. I would also remove the oil cap and put a plastic bag on the opening, then screw the cap back on to keep the oil from weeping out the vent hole in the cap.
 

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Yes, anything can be done outside. But, it is much easier to work inside on a dry sled. You don't have to worry about dropping bolts in the snow!

You will have to check and see if the new slide will fit through the track window first for Dan's method. Some of those older Ski Doo's had small windows and this trick would not work. We always had to pull the skid out of the sled to change the slides. The slides were snug on the rail and we would have to tap them off and on with a rubber mallet.

Check and see if there is any plastic left on the bottom of the slide. That looks like the side portion in your hand. If there is some left, then going slow to the garage will work.
 

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Last weekend I was driving my snowmobile fast in the fields when suddenly I heard weird bangs, my snowmobile slowed down and I lost control. I stopped, thought it was the clutch but it looked fine, so I got back on it as if nothing happened, but it did it again a few minutes later. I looked more carefully and I noticed a long black piece of plastic coming out from the bottom of the sled. I was able to go back home without problems by driving slow but now my problem is fixing it.

I don't have a trailer, neither a garage and the only person who could move my snowmobile is busy. I was wondering if changing the sliders outside is possible. If not, is it possible to drive slow for a few kilometres to reach my friend's garage?

The snowmobile is a 1993 Skandic II.
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Upgrade to Dupont slides, well worth the money. If you have to you can open up a window on each side with a utility knife to tap the old ones out and the new ones in... Use a torch to burn off any fibers made from the cuts...
 

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I bought OEM slides, the guy told me they perfectly fit for my sled, when I arrived to change them, the old ones are curved at the front! The ones he gave me aren't like this, how am I supposed to get them out and install the new ones, I verified and it isn't a different piece, also the bolt is at the top of the curved part
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When they are on the rail, they curve over time. This is normal. As posted, you need to remove the bolt at the front of the rail and drive the old one off the rail. Then slide the new one on. You will have to hit the end of the slider with a rubber or dead blow hammer to get it over the curve on the front of the rail.
 

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If you haven't already, first get it inside and completely thaw it out b4 moving forward...
 

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I even use a torch to heat them up
Getting old off is a PITA!
Use a hammer type screwdriver impact to get front bolts out
You will likely have to still cut these to length, so when you get within about an inch check
 
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