Polaris 900XP Ranger Transmission/Front Drive Fluid Change
The transmission and front drive fluids on a Polaris 900XP Ranger should be changed after every 1,000 miles or 100 hours of use.
Watch the video above and follow the steps below to do a transmission and differential oil change service on a Polaris Ranger 900.
Tools and Supplies - Polaris 900XP Ranger Fluid Change
- 3/8th ratchet and extensions
- 8mm Allen
- Drain pan
- Plastic hose
NOTE: The front drive unit and the rear transmission use different types of lubricant. Buy both types of lube before you start working on the Polaris Ranger.
PRO TIP: Always have your Polaris 900XP on a level surface when you change the lubricants. This ensures the lubricant levels will be accurate when you refill the transmission and front drive units.
How to Change Polaris 900XP Transmission Fluid Change
Step 1. Remove the transmission fill bolt located at the rear of the transmission casing. Doing this helps the transmission fluid drain faster.
Step 2. Position a drain pan under the transmission casing to catch the old transmission oil, and remove the drain bolt located on the underside of the transmission case.
Step 3. Clean off the metal filings from the magnetic drain bolt and inspect the O-ring for damage or wear. Replace the O-ring if necessary.
Step 4. Reinstall the transmission drain bolt and torque it to 12 foot-pounds.
Step 5. Using a jug pump and length of hose, refill the transmission casing with Polaris AGL gearcase lubricant until it reaches the level of the filler hole.
Step 6. Reinstall the transmission fill bolt and torque it to 12 foot-pounds.
How to Change Polaris 900XP Ranger Front Drive Fluid
Step 1. Remove the front drive case fill bolt located on the right side of the casing next to the driveshaft.
Step 2. Position a drain pan under the front drive case to catch the old fluid and remove the drive case drain bolt located on the underside of the casing.
PRO TIP: Any dirt in the drain bolt head might prevent the Allen wrench from fitting into the bolt. Clean the drain bolt with a squirt of brake cleaner or by digging out any dirt before trying to remove it.
Step 3. Clean the magnetic drain bolt of any metal filings and inspect the O-ring for wear or damage. Replace the O-ring if necessary.
Step 4. Reinstall the drive case drain bolt and torque it between 8-10 foot-pounds.
Step 5. Use a jug pump and hose to refill the drive case with Polaris Demand Drive fluid until the lube reaches the level of the fill hole.
Step 6. Reinstall the drive case fill bolt and also torque it between 8-10 foot-pounds.
While you're at it, why not change the engine oil on your Polaris Ranger UTV? Watch the video below to see how to change the oil in a Polaris Ranger 900XP.