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Old 03-05-2010, 04:09 PM
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06 sportsman 800 won"t shift

Ok all you experts- Just bought a 2006 sportsman 800 today from a dealer. took a ride, could not shift the gears{ yes its auto} unless you shut the engine off then i could change gears. sales person said its the drive belt. so he gave me a new one . i took it home changed the belt , No Change, CRAP !!! They are going to look at it tommorrow. WHAT IS WRONG !
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:09 PM
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this sounds txt book! belt tension adjustment. now, im not exactly sure how to do it, or how to explain it, but if the belt tension is too tight, the machine will not shift into gears while its running, but will shift when it is off. sounds exactly like your problem. takes about an hour for a experienced mechanic to properly adjust belt tension....no biggie really, fairly common to see at the shop, see 2-3 a month with the exact same problem.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:17 AM
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this sounds txt book! belt tension adjustment. now, im not exactly sure how to do it, or how to explain it, but if the belt tension is too tight, the machine will not shift into gears while its running, but will shift when it is off. sounds exactly like your problem. takes about an hour for a experienced mechanic to properly adjust belt tension....no biggie really, fairly common to see at the shop, see 2-3 a month with the exact same problem.
Thanks a bunch for the quick reply. I will post results.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:51 PM
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Its fixed, Iam sooooo happy! no more squealing, i can shift the lever now. Dealer said the tapered washer was put on backwards on the clutch. new belt runs great.
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sorry to bring up an old thread, what washer would this be>
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:34 PM
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Sorry - i think dealealer was giving me a line. he really didnt say how he fixed it. he just told me there was a tapered washer on one of the clutches that needed turned over. so i am no help to your question. All i know to this day i have run my machine hard hunting towing wide open and it still runs great. no more squealing and hard shifting.
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