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Hey!

I would need your help for a project about snowmobile!


What do you do when you need to change the track on your snowmobile?


Thank you!

Amy
 

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Most of the guys that do their own maintenance will change out a track as necessary. The steps vary slightly from model to model, but most involve removing the exhaust (to gain access to the chaincase, removing the drive belt and driven clutch, then removing the rear suspension. Most require loosening the rear axle and loosening the track tensioner, then removing the four bolts that hold the suspension in the tunnel. Then remove the chain case cover and sprockets on the MAG side of the chaincase, and the bearing holder on the PTO side of the chaincase. That allows you to move the drive axle left or right to remove the axle and the track. Some sleds require you to remove the chaincase completely; others allow the axle to slide toward the MAG side of the sled so that the PTO side is free.

It's often easier to remove the front axle if the back of the sled is suspended, or if the sled is on it's side. The first time is usually a pain, but after that, experience will make the removal a lot faster.

If you want specific directions, it is helpful to post what year, make, and model sled, and length of track, and if it has a mechanical reverse chaincase. There are also links in the "how to" part of the forum that can be helpful for removing the track and for most other maintenance items on a sled.
 

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Thank you for the answer ! I'm just trying to understand how it works in general, when people need to change the track on their snowmobile. It is for a school project.

Thank you again!
 
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