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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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2001 Sportsman 500 HO won't shift to high

So as the title says, my quad will shift to reverse and low...but grinds and won't shift into high.

The sun of pup will randomly shift to high after being in reverse...but not steadliy

If I turn the ATV OFF and shift it to high, turn it on, it runs fine with no issues...dosen't pop out or anything

WTF? Is the issue

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Anyone have a clue??

another board is thinking shift linkage rod needs to be lengthened or shortened...
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I think the gear shift linkage needs to be adjusted. Soak the threads with PB BLaster or other penatrating oil before adjusting. Note the end at the shifter is left hand threads. Loosen the jam nuts on both ends of the rods then adjust. You might have to adjust both rods to put them in sequence together.
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If the idle is to high it will do that..dose it try to move when its running at idle could be the drive clutch? are you pushing down on the foot brake to go to high or park..ur posta.
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