Created: May 6, 2020
[0:00] Do you have a Maverick Sport? Are you looking to reduce your steering effort and eliminate bump steer? SuperATV’s got the fix with our EZ-STEER Power Steering Unit. Today we’re going to show you how to install it.
The first thing we’re going to do is remove the hardware securing our steering shaft to our rack and pinion.
I’ve got an extension here with a wobble on the end of it. I’m going to slide it right up underneath my A-arm, over top of the rack boot, and get it right on the nut.
Then I’m going to reach through with a 13 mm wrench. Once you’ve gotten it loose, completely remove your hardware.
[0:54] Once we’ve removed our hardware from our steering shaft, we’re going to come inside the machine. We’re going to remove this pod here, the cover. It’ll be two T20 screws, so remove them.
Grab the pod and pull straight up. Throw our hardware in here and we will set it up here.
There’s going to be a plug on the back, you’ll want to remove it as well. And the push pin right here—you’ll remove it from the frame.
Just let the plug hang for now. You may end up sliding it out of the way.
[2:00] Then we’re going to go to right here on the steering wheel. Take a flat-head screw driver and slide that up and remove the cap.
Then we’ll take a 24 mm and remove our nut from our steering wheel, just like that.
I like to take one hammer and lay it on the actual shaft, and then take another one and just smack it. Sometimes you have to get a little bit less of an angle on it.
In addition to using both of the hammers, you may have to use a little bit of lubricant if your steering wheel is giving you trouble.
[2:54] Once you’ve got your steering wheel removed, we’ll remove this snap ring. Just get a pair of snap ring pliers and pop it off.
Once we’ve done that, we will get a 13 mm socket and a 13 mm wrench and come down here to the side bolts. Get our wrench on the inside.
Completely remove the hardware. Come over to the other side and do the same exact thing.
After you have both of your bolts removed, you can just take your unit and let it hang down. Then we will remove our tilt adjuster—you can go ahead and do that.
Pick up on the adjuster, remove the hardware, and slide our shaft out.
[4:21] Next we are going to grab our steering shaft and pull it through the firewall. Now we have the steering shaft completely removed and it’s time to install our new EZ Steer Power Steering Kit.
Next we will grab our lower steering shaft and we’re going to find the lower portion of it, which will have the bigger of the two splines. You can see the big spline there, and then you’ve got the smaller splines.
Now we’ll go back to the front of the machine and attach the lower steering shaft to the rack and pinion.
[5:16] The next thing we are going to do is grab a bracket for our motor and install it. Just slide your wiring harness through this hole right here. Line it up with the three threaded holes on the motor.
Then in the small hardware bag, you’ll see you’ve got two small screws and three 10 mm headed screws. I’ll slide them into position and get them started.
You do have a little bit of adjustability here with this bracket. We’ll set it right in the center and tighten it up. If we have to make adjustments, we’ll come back through and loosen them and set them to where they need to be.
[6:07] Now we’re ready to install our motor. Make sure this side is facing down and this side is facing up. Come down to the lower steering shaft and remove the bolt out of the shaft. Position the shaft where I can grab hold and slide it up onto our power steering unit.
Take our unit and slide it back behind. Grab the lower steering shaft and slide it onto the power steering unit.
Once we’ve started it on the shaft, we’ll grab the two short M8 bolts. We’ll come through the holes in the frame on the back and start them into the bracket that’s attached to the power steering motor.
Slide this up into position. Then we’ll grab this bracket and two M8 Nyloc nuts. Take one and slide it into position.
[8:43] We’ll come down here to the bottom. Get it into position and slide our bolt through. Come around to the back side and get our nut started.
Then we’ll fully tighten these two bolts, as well as the two bolts that we started on the back side. Reinstall our bolt into our lower steering shaft connecting it to the power motor.
Next, we’ll slide this plug out of the way. Let it sit over there for just a minute. We’ll grab the bracket for our ECU and grab both of our M10 nuts. Get your nuts ready to go.
[10:18] After that we’ll grab our ECU harness. As you can see, we have a hot and a ground, then a keyed-on source. This will plug into the factory plug under the dash. This one will go on the ground terminal, and this one on the hot terminal.
If you look directly underneath your dash, you’ll see your bus bar for your terminal. The far-right plug is the ground, the center is the all-time hot, and the white plug attached underneath the dash is our keyed-on power source.
This is our ground, this is our hot, and this is our keyed-on power source.
We already fully tighten our ECU bracket. Now we’ll route all of our wiring right over into this location here—that way we can get everything plugged into our ECU. It’ll take this harness and run it back and behind.
Now all of our wiring is hanging down here. All of these will plug directly into the ECU. Each of these plugs is different. There’s really no way to mess it up—you just go through and plug them in. Make sure they snap—you want to hear that snap every single time.
[12:22] Let’s double check all the connections here. Make sure everything’s nice and tight.
We’ll take the ECU and lay it up on the bracket. As you can see, there are two threaded holes on the back side. You want to line these two threaded holes up and we’ll install the hardware—these two smaller bolts here.
Then we’ll fully tighten the hardware.
Now it’s time to grab our upper steering shaft. Let’s remove this bolt. Slide your steering shaft onto the top side of the power steering body. It should wiggle right on there.
Realign it and slide the bolt through. Once you have the bolt in there, fully tighten it.
Now we’ll grab our steering column. I’m gonna slide our steering shaft though. Let’s slide it into position here and slide our bolts through either side.
[14:11] We already routed our harness back up through here. At this time, you’ll want to take care of that.
We’ve got both of our bolts started. I’ll just reach up and start our nut on both of them. Once the nuts are started, fully tighten the hardware. We’ll get our factory snap ring and slide it all the way up here into the groove. We’ll flip this down. Take our shock adjuster and slide it into position.
Take your Allen and slip it through the nut on the opposite side.
[15:42] Then we’ll plug our harness back into our pod. Reinstall the pod and the retainer. Then we will grab our steering wheel and slide it into position.
Go out and make sure our tires our straight—they do look straight. If we install our steering wheel and they’re not perfectly straight, we can go back through and double check. Just take a tape measure from side to side and make sure they’re centered, then adjust our steering wheel.
Next we’ll slide the steering wheel on, start our nut, take our impact, and tighten it up. Then reinstall the cap. Once you’ve tied up all your wiring and made sure you’re hardware is tight, that’s all there is to it.
That’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s EZ-STEER Power Steering Unit on a Can-Am Maverick Sport. For more information on EZ-STEER or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching and we’ll catch you next time.
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