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Old 04-06-2011, 10:25 AM
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sportsman 500 dies in reverse

I have a 97 sportsman 500,when I put it in reverse the engine dies unless I hold down the override switch. I had this machine for sometime now and it just started doing this.. It also started cranking in gear, except reverse, it will turn over and when I hold the override switch in it will crank.. Has anyone had this problem?.. Thanks for your help
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:53 AM
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:30 AM
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On my 94 sportsman I had the same problem with the reverse. It would only sometimes do it, I couldnt figure out what it was either
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:57 PM
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IDK but it might be in the shift selector box or the wires going from it or possible speed limiter. Not sure. Just a thought.
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