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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 06:02 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dies in reverse

I have a 2001 Polaris Magnum 325. When cold, it stalls immediately when I put it in reverse. Low and High are fine. It seems as though once it warms up it's fine and does not do it. I'm about 99% sure it's electrical because when I disconnect the elec. connectors from the transmission it doesnt do it. (I couldn't find anything on this in the manual?)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 08:44 AM
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Not sure if this model is equipped with a reverse override but it seems like that could be causing a problem if it were broken. Switch is probably bad or even just really dirty. That's where I would start otherwise just don't drive backwards

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More than likely the rev limiter is bad.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 10:07 AM
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I'm thinking a short in the reverse light wiring.

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