How to adjust track tension on a Ski-Doo snowmobile
These quick steps will help you tighten your snowmobile track and get back to your Ski-Doo adventures.
- A tensiometer
- A track stand
- Two 17 mm wrenches or socket wrench
- A 10 mm wrench
- And a flat-head screwdriver
1- Park your snowmobile and remove the tether cord.
2- Raise the rear of the snowmobile off the ground high enough for the track to be completely off the ground. This is most easily done with a track stand or a hoist.
3- Measure the track deflection. To do this, set your tensiometer to the proper settings to match the technical specifications in your Ski-Doo Snowmobile Operator’s Guide. Position the tensiometer on the track edge between the front and rear idler wheels and press down until you get your reading. Generally, if your track has more deflection than the spec outlined in your operator’s guide, you need to tighten it.