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  1. My 2000 sportsman awd and speedo don't work

    Polaris Sportsman
    I have seen the videos on YouTube and made they changes they showed. Now, the awd light does come on but the front wheels do not drive. The speedo doesn't work either, I have read that this, the speedo, is the real problem and that I need to get a new speedo to fix the awd problem. Is this true...
  2. Sportsman front wheels spin in 2wd at higher rpm?

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Brand new to a Polaris forum. I have a 03 Sportsman 700. It’s in immaculate shape, low hours and miles. We were out riding on the sand last weekend and I noticed when taking off from a stop that my front wheels kicked into 4wd at a higher rpm. I double checked my theory back at home in the...
  3. 2008 400HO AWD

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Have an 08 Sportsman 400 HO. AWD did not work when I got it. Took apart and found the thrust button assembly was missing? Think it just wore down and got ground up. Anyway, bought a new one, inspected everything and all looked fine otherwise. I wasn’t sure how tight to make the thrust button so...
  4. 06 SPORTSMAN 800 4X4 not engaging after rebuild

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi, so i bought a used 06 foreman 800, seemed ok when i bought it, i noticed a difference when i engaged the 4x4 when i was riding around. Well now that there is snow i noticed that i don't have much torque coming from the front wheel in forward and reverse with awd engaged. Back wheels spin a...
  5. another 4 wheel drive question

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    ok i've been dealing with this since i've bought the quad, but recently it has been getting worse, it's a 2000 scrambler 500 H.O. 4x4 99% of the time when I first start the quad and turn the AWD on it works perfectly both front wheels lock in and spin. However sometimes when shifting from...
  6. 2003 Sportsman 700

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I looked around a bit but found nothing....so here goes. Was all set to plow some of that wonderful white stuff that was dumped here in Michigan yesterday, brand new plow, ready to rock. The old 700 in low gear, in AWD mode is awesome....except....when I shifted into reverse...it...
  7. New member needs help - 2007 Sportsman 500 EFI AWD issue

    ATV New Members
    2007 Sportsman 500 H.O. EFI AWD symbol showing in Low gear and Reverse only - do not get AWD symbol in H gear. H gear symbol does not show up at all actually in either 2WD or AWD on Cluster and no AWD symbol when in H gear. Advice? Why would it work properly in all other gears but H gear...
  8. All wheel drive

    Polaris Sportsman
    How many of you keep your Sportsman in AWD all of the time? I was thinking of doing this to keep the tire wear more even, but would this be hard on the drive system?
  9. 2008 Polaris Scrambler 500 AWD

    Polaris Scrambler
    Hey guys. New to the forum and new to Polaris ATVs. I'm not new to repairing things but I have a couple of questions about my ATV that I would like to get some input on before trying to fix something that may not be broke. I just recently purchased a 2008 Scrambler 500 HO AWD for my wife to...
  10. No awd 2002 sportsman please please help!!

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    i'm hoping someone can help me out... My 4x4 doesn't work (02 sportsman 400) but there is full power to both hubs. Armature plates and Hilliard clutches are brand new, filled hubs correctly. They magnatize as they should and have correct hub fluid. On jacks I can stop both tires with my hand...
  11. problem with awd on 02 sportsman 500

    ATV General Discussion
    On my 02 sportsman the awd wouldn't work. Nothing on my pod did, so I reground the factory grounds and everything worked great.... for a few days. It started grounding the motor out and won't run with it grounded. Any suggestions on how to get my pod and awd working again?
  12. General Question

    ATV General Discussion
    What is a good atv for a 140 pound 12 year old. I would like to buy him something 4 wheel drive, not because the terrain is rough or hard to ride but because the mud, holes, and some hills. He has had a 2 wheel drive 150 for a few years and is starting to out grow it. Just looking for some...
  13. Reverse light stays on, only works in AWD

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    My Mom is going to kill me. She told me not to ride her 2000 magnum 325 4x4 because the reverse light wouldn't go out on the dash no matter what gear it was in. It wouldn't go very fast either like a governor was causing it to stay below a certain speed. She had to put it in H and press the...
  14. Weird front diff issue 2013 Sportsman 500.... long read

    Polaris Sportsman
    Hey guys, new member but not new to the forums! I got a 2013 Sportsman 500, bought it new in August. Anyways my front diff on occasions locks solid (hard, heavy steering) and wont unlock even with the switch is put back in 2x2. Stop, start and stopping again on flat level ground again doesn't...
  15. 2003 Ranger 500 Not moving

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Our Ranger moves only when we have the differential locked and AWD on. Not sure what can be wrong, any suggestions?
  16. AWD switch repair, 05' 700 sportsman

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Quick question to all the pros out there. When I flip my switch from 2x4 into AWD, the light is not indicated on the speedo display as it should be. all other lights and functions are working on speedo. Besides my bike being stuck in AWD all the time... hopefully thats a sep issue. Just...
  17. Pls help! - override Hilliard clutch permanently.

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello, I have had alot of problems with the AWD system on my 89 Trail Boss 250. I'm giving up on the oh-so-finicky electrical 4wd system. Far too many weak links in that "chain" for me. I have read all the diagnostic, theory, and debate threads. I'm not interested in troubleshooting it anymore...
  18. Is the AWD light suppose to illuminate?

    Polaris Sportsman
    So I bought a 2002 Sportsman 700 and I absolutely love it. However I had to do the ignition stator thing to it because it didn't want to start on me. Meanwhile, I was doing some research and got my hands on a trusty PDF service manual. When I was looking at the wiring Schematic, I noticed that...
  19. Must turn off and restart for AWD

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hi all. '02 Scrammie 4x4 will not turn awd light on unless I leave switch on and shut down the machine and restart it then all is well, I can then shift from F to R and retain AWD function until I try to switch AWD off and back on again, then no AWD light and no AWD. I checked over a schematic...
  20. 08 Sportsman 300 AWD won't engage

    ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I just purchased a 2008 Sportsman 300. After burying myself in a mudhole, I realized the AWD wasn't engaging. It doesn't want to go at all, I am familiar with the fact that the rear wheels must spin before it will engage. My battery tests out OK and my wiring down into the front...
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