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Changing the Air Filter on an ATV

The air filter and airbox on your model year 2012 or newer Polaris® ATV can be found underneath the seat.

To remove the seat on most Sportsman® models from model year 2017 and newer:

1. Locate the seat removal latch in the center of the seat’s rear.

2. Pull on the latch handle to disengage the seat from the vehicle’s frame.

3. Remove the seat.

To remove the seat on a SPORTSMAN X2:

1. Remove any cargo from the cargo box before removing the seat.

2. Stand beside the vehicle. Pull the cargo box release lever upward. Lift the front of the cargo box.

3. Grasp the edge of the seat near the opposite rear corner.

4. Pull upward abruptly to disengage the under-seat fasteners.

5. Remove the seat.

To remove the seat on a Scrambler® model or most SPORTSMAN models from model year 2016 and older:

1. Grasp one side of the seat near the rear edge.

2. Pull upward abruptly to disengage the under-seat fasteners.

3. Remove the seat.

Once the seat is removed, you can access the air filter.

To change the air filter on a Sportsman® 400, SPORTSMAN 500, SPORTSMAN 800, Hawkeye®, Outlaw®, Trail Boss® or Trail Blazer®:

1. Remove the seat. Remove the airbox cover clips. Remove the airbox cover (1).

Air filter

2. Remove the filter.

3. Remove the fabric-type pre-filter from the main filter. Wash the pre-filter in soapy water and then rinse and let dry.

4. Reinstall the pre-filter over the main filter. Install a new main filter if needed.

5. Reinstall the air filter into the airbox.

6. Reinstall the airbox cover and the seat.

To change the air filter on a SPORTSMAN 550:

1. Remove the seat, the airbox cover strap and remove the airbox cover.

Air filter

2. Remove the filter.

3. Remove the fabric-type pre-filter from the main filter. Wash the pre-filter in soapy water and then rinse and let dry.

4. Reinstall the pre-filter over the main filter. Install at new main filter if needed.

5. Reinstall the filter into the airbox.

6. Reinstall the airbox cover and the seat.

Other Models
Air filter service procedures for other recent models can be found at the links below:

SPORTSMAN 450
SPORTSMAN 570, SPORTSMAN 570 Utility Edition, SPORTSMAN X2 570 and SPORTSMAN Touring 570
SPORTSMAN 6x6 570
SPORTSMAN 850 and SPORTSMAN XP 1000
SPORTSMAN XP 1000 S
SPORTSMAN Touring 850 and SPORTSMAN Touring XP 1000
Scrambler® 850 and SCRAMBLER XP 1000
OUTLAW 50
OUTLAW 110
SPORTSMAN 110
Phoenix® 200

For more information, see your POLARIS Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.
For additional maintenance tips and procedures, consult your Owner's Manual.
To find replacement parts, view the online parts catalog.