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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 2005 polaris sportsman 500 ho 4 wheel drive problem

my 2005 Polaris sportsman the 4 wheel drive works in low and high but will not work in reverse

when I put it in reverse the 4 wheel drive light comes on but will not go into reverse everything else works the override button and all the gauges
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2005 polaris sportsman 500 ho 4 wheel drive problem

Are you holding the override button in?

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Are you holding the override button in?


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yup im holding it in
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Check and make sure that the switch is not corroded. When you push it in and hold it does the motor still hit the override limit?

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I checked the switch and its fine
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 05:37 AM
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U have a 2011 sportsman 500 and mine works fine in forward but in reverse it doesn't grab at first then when I let off the gas the front wheels lock in and I haven't figured that one out yet
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I have not u have lol
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lol tried that that doesn't work
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I wonder if your sprag gear in the front diff is bad
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