Ski-Doo has alerted their dealers that the rear idler wheel (rear axle) bolts might loosen on all 2014 Summit and Freeride models with the tMotion rear suspension. If this should occur, the idler wheels and/or the rear axle shaft could become damaged.
Ski-Doo has told their dealers to remove each rear idler wheel, install two new washers and a locking tabs to each side of the rear axle to better retain the axle bolts. The locking tab is a design that locks into the rail slot with a folding tab that holds the bolt head, providing a more secure method of retention.
Visual verification of whether this has been done to a sled should be easy, as you should be able to see the locking tab on the outside of the suspension rail on each side where the rear axle bolts are located. If your 2014 Summit or Freeride model with the tMotion rear suspension does not have these locking tabs, consult with our Ski-Doo dealer.
From the September 2014 Issue of SnowTech Magazine (Aug 2014)
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