I'm a shade-tree auto mechanic by hobby, I have automotive type tools, ya know, wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, torque wrench, et cetera, et cetera. I've tinkered with sleds before, clutches, chain case oil changes, stud installs but nothing as invasive as what is needed on my 1998 ZL440. The crankshaft has split on one side next to one of the rods and I need to replace it. The cylinders and pistons look intact and reuseable as well as the bearings and everything else. We shut it down as soon as the motor sounded funny. It would run with the broken crank but we towed it home and I took off the head and peeked in to find the crank was busted...
I don't really have a lot of money so I'm hoping I can find a use part(s) to get my sled back on the trails. Can I just buy a used crankshaft like the one in this ebay listing and replace it?:
Arctic cat Prowler 440 Pantera Crank - eBay (item 400171769724 end time Dec-09-10 09:23:38 PST)
I've gotten the cross referenced models that use the same crankshaft so I know that that one will work for me, but will I need to have the bearings and or races redone or anything else that I probably can't do in my garage? I have a torque wrench and will be getting a service manual soon but thought I would ask in here since you guys are the Cat Gods!