Polaris SL700, SLT700, Hurricane, SL780, SLT780, SL900, SL1050, Repair Manual 1996-1998

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Polaris 700-1050 PWC Repair Manual 1996-1998
Polaris 700-1050 PWC Repair Manual 1996-1998
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If you need a Polaris SL 780 repair review, don't turn to the Internet for unwarranted advice. Instead, get a comprehensive guide for the complete SL Series with this 1996-1998 Polaris PWC repair manual by Clymer. In addition to the popular 780 model, you'll get tips, tutorials and illustrations to guide you through repairs for the following '96-'98 Polaris personal watercraft:

  • SL700
  • SLT700
  • SL700 Deluxe
  • Hurricane
  • SL780
  • SLT780
  • SL900
  • SL1050
  • SLH
  • SLTH
  • SLXH
  • SLTX

When it comes to Polaris watercraft troubleshooting, this manual simply can't be beat. Because it features in-depth instructions on every aspect of your PWC, you'll never be at a loss for what to do next. From simple lubrication, maintenance and tune-ups to detailed wiring diagrams and system specs, there's almost no issue you can't tackle with this guide and a DIY attitude. You'll also find great tips for off-season storage when you use this Clymer repair manual for 1996-1998 SL Series Polaris PWC.

Book Excerpt: 1996-1998 Polaris Water Vehicles Repair Manual


You can remove the cylinder while leaving the engine mounted in the hull. The following illustrations depict the engine removed from the hull for clarity. Refer to Figure 9 or Figure 10 when servicing the engine.

  1. Remove the exhaust manifold as described under Engine Removal in this chapter.
  2. Remove the cylinder head as described under Cylinder Head Removal in this chapter.
  3. Evenly loosen the cylinder base nuts (Figue 11), working in a crisscross pattern. Remove the nuts.
  4. NOTE: Before removing the cylinders, mark each cylinder so you can reinstall it in its original position and location on the crankcase studs.

  5. Slowly pull the cylinder up and away form the crankcase studs (A, Figure 12).
  6. Stuff a clean shop rag around the connecting rod to prevent dirt or parts from falling into the crankcase.
  7. Remove and discard the cylinder base gasket (B, Figure 12).
  8. Repeat the procedure for the remaining cylinders.

Lubricate the drive shaft, bearing housing and coupling assembly (Figure 13) annually, or monthly if operating the craft in saltwater.

The drive shaft coupling threads onto the engine crankshaft and transfers power to the drive shaft. The coupling is internally splined and accepts the splines on one end of the drive shaft (Figure 14).

The splines at the other end of the shaft fit into the jet pump impeller.

Lubricate these splined components with marine-grade grease (part No. 2971066 or an equivalent) to prevent wear. The bearing housing supports the drive shaft and is fitted with a grease fitting (A, Figure 13).

In order to grease the coupling and drive shaft splines, the jet pump must be removed.

It is recommended that the jet pump be inspected and serviced whenever performing this lubrication procedure. Refer to Chapter Five for drive shaft and jet pump removal, lubrication and installation procedures.

Subject: 1996, 1997, 1998 Polaris SL700, SLT700, SL700 Deluxe, Hurricane, SL780, SLT780, SL900, SL1050, SLH, SLTH, SLXH and SLTX personal water vehicles service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0892877448 | ISBN-13: 9780892877447 | Clymer W820

  • Publisher: Clymer Series / Haynes Manuals
  • Pages: 234 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-89287-744-7
  • Years: 1996 - 1998
Table of Contents
  • Quick Reference Data; General Information
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lubrication, Maintenenace and Tune-up
  • Engine
  • Drive System
  • Fuel System
  • Electrical System
  • Oil Injection System
  • Cooling System
  • Steering System
  • Off-Season Storage
  • Wiring Diagrams
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