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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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is there a trick?

can't get my 94 Sportsman 400 into Low gear? haven't tried it yet but do i have to hit the overide button or something? or is there another trick?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 12:12 PM
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can't get my 94 Sportsman 400 into Low gear? haven't tried it yet but do i have to hit the overide button or something? or is there another trick?
Push shift lever to the right foward. If it don't go into low then you may have a shifter box issue,shift linkage out of adjustment or transmission. Did you just buy this atv?

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how fast is it Idling?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 05:39 PM
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I would agree with tt425 also check your rpm you might be revving your engine to high that is way it doesn't go in.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 03:53 PM
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on the 03 you have to depress the foot brake to go into high or park, sometimes that tranny switch can act up. also the linkages are prone to slipping out of alignment.

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Yes i recently bought it so it's new to me.... i know where the points are to shift it'll go right and up just not into gear... rev's are ok i think, somtimes it grinds into high but it always slips in ok, it doesn't grind at all into low. i'll try the foot brake, although i don't need it to go from N to H or R. (don't have a park as far as i know)

i'm thinking the linkage is out.... i'll probably wind up having it looked at by my guy here in town...

thanks for all the advice guys,

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The easiest and cheapest solution is a simple linkage adjustment. I hope it works for you.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 09:21 PM
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As silly as this may sound... change the tranny fluid if you havent already. When i bought my machine the guy that sold it to me was fighting with the shifter big time. I test rode it and thought shifting high to low or to reverse or any combination was frustrating. Of all the things i did to my sportsman immediately upon purchase changing all the fluids was one of them. My tranny shifted smooth!! Less than 25 hours in and changed it again. Ive had no further issues.

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I wonder if the belt can impact your problem???
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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not sure what you mean? Age? Wear?

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