Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Southern Illinois
Gear selector doesnt seem to be moving gear, rear locked
I bought a Polaris xplorer 500 yesterday that "had Carb trouble". Got there and seems to just need needle and bowl. But guy jump started the quad and it ran as well as it could with fuel leaking. Soon as it started it wanted to move backwards. So I jumped on it to hold the brake while they disconnected the jumper cable so I could back it into the truck. After hitting the throttle it wouldn't move. So I tried to move the shifter and it would "move" but wouldn't stay in any position I moved it to. We killed it and decided just to push load it (it had rolled freely before starting) only to find rear wheels will not turn like in gear? Has anyone ever had this problem? I know its his word but he stated when parked last summer all gears worked, just parked it because the leaking fuel. With it trying to move backwards on start up I didn't figure it was a stuck pulley. Possibly between gears?