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8/25/2023

2022+ RZR Turbo R Front Upper A-Arm Removal and Installation

Required Tools and Supplies

  • T40 TORX® Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 21mm Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Breaker Bar
  • Pliers
  • Flat-Head Screwdriver
  • 3/16-Inch Drill Bit
  • Drill
  • Marker
  • Safety Glasses
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Shop Towels

To learn more about tools, read the Tools and Fasteners Guide. Always wear safety glasses and nitrile gloves when servicing your Polaris RZR.

To remove and install the front upper A-Arm on your RZR Turbo R, follow these steps:

1. Park the vehicle on a flat, level surface and ensure the parking brake is set.

2. Remove the wheel from the vehicle. Tip: Due to the weight of the opposite tire on the suspension, removing both front tires may to aid in the removal process.

  • Loosen the lug nuts with a 19mm socket with a breaker bar while the vehicle is on the ground. Do not remove them at this time.
  • Safely elevate the vehicle. Reference your Owner’s Manual for proper lifting techniques.
  • Once safely elevated, remove and retain the lug nuts and set aside. 
  • Remove the wheels and set aside. 

3. Remove and retain the four front fascia fasteners with a T40 TORX® socket. Set the fascia aside.

4. Remove and retain the two push rivets. 

5. Remove and retain the four front bumper fasteners with a 15mm socket. Set the bumper aside.

6. Remove and retain the upper bearing carrier fastener, washer and nut with a 15mm socket and 15mm wrench.

7. Counter hold and loosen the outer A-arm fasteners and remove the nut with a 21mm socket and a 21mm wrench. Do not remove the fastener at this time.

8. Remove and retain the floor panel fastener behind the accelerator pedal with a T40 socket.

9. Pivot the panel out to remove and set aside.

10. Counter hold and remove the inner A-arm fastener, washer and nut with a 21mm socket and a 21mm wrench.

11. Lift the A-arm up and remove the ball joint from the bearing carrier.

12. Lift one side of the brake line on the wheel hub and press the other side down to remove the line from the brake line bracket.

13. Rest the brake line behind the brake line bracket

14. Remove and retain the outer A-arm fastener. 

15. Lift the A-arm up to remove it from the mounting brackets as well as to remove the ball joint from the bearing carrier.

16. Gently place the upper A-arm on top of the lower arm.

17. Mark the position of the brake line retention clips on the A-arm to help in alignment during reinstallation.

18. With light pressure and high rotation speed, us a 3/16-inch drill bit to drill the four brake line rivets out of the upper A-arm to free the arm from the brake line.

19. Remove the A-arm from the vehicle.

20. Inspect the A-arm bushings and pivot tube for damage and wear and replace as necessary.

21. If reusing the A-arm, thoroughly clean with a shop rag before reinstalling.

22. If you're planning on reusing the A-arm, inspect the ball joint and ball joint boot for wear, tears or damage and replace if necessary.

23. If reusing the A-arm, remove the A-arm bushings with a flat-head screwdriver and remove the pivot tube.

24. Inspect the pivot tube and bushings for wear or damage and replace if necessary. 

25. Inspect the O-rings on the bushings for any wear or damage and replace if necessary.

26. Reinsert the pivot tube and reinstall the bushings with the beveled sides outward.

27. Align the A-arm with the mounting holes and press the ball joint into the bearing carrier.

28. Reinstall the retained outer A-arm fastener and washer from the front of the vehicle and secure with the retained nut.

29. Secure the four brake line brackets to the A-arm with new rivets.

30. Reinstall the retained inner A-arm fastener and washer and secure with a new nut.

31. Press the ball joint into the bearing carrier.

32. Reinstall the retained bearing carrier fastener and washer and secure with the retained nut. 

33. Torque the fastener to 52 ft-lbs (70 Nm).

34. Torque the outer A-arm fastener to 133 ft-lbs (180 Nm).

35. Torque the inner A-arm fastener to 133 ft-lbs (180 Nm).

36. Pivot the floor access panel in and reinstall the retained fastener.

37. Torque the fastener to 7ft-lbs (10 Nm).

38. Reinstall the brake line into the brake line bracket.

39. Ensure the brake line brackets are within the marked lines created during the disassembly process.

40. Inspect the brake line and ensure it is not damaged.

41. Align the front bumper with the mounting holes on the chassis and reinstall the four retained fasteners.

42. Torque the fasteners to 37 ft-lbs (50 Nm).

43. Reinstall the two retained push-pin rivets into the top of the bumper.

44. Align the front fascia with the mounting holes on the body and ensure the retention tab slides into the area on the front grille.

45. Reinstall the fascia fasteners, and torque the fasteners to 7 ft-lbs (10 Nm).

46. Reinstall the wheel on the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts until fully seated. 

47. Safely lower the vehicle until the tires begin to touch the ground. This will help keep the wheel in place when torqueing. 

48. Once lowered, torque the lug nuts to 148 ft-lbs (200 Nm) in a crisscross pattern. 

49. Torque the castle nut to 180 ft-lbs (244 Nm).

50. Push the dust cap onto the wheel and ensure it is fully seated.

51. Finally, lower the vehicle completely. 

For more information, see your authorized Polaris Dealer. Find a dealer near you with the Dealer Locator.
Maintenance tips, procedures and specifications can be found in your Owner's Manual.
To find diagrams and replacement part numbers, use the online parts catalog.

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