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Which switch ? My 03 700 it goes in and out automatic. When it does seem to be stuck in 4wheel I just drive forward and it releases. It is always in 4wheel drive just not total 4 wheel drive. Meaning when the wheels slip it lock alll 4 in for true 4wheel drive.
 

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the 2wd 4wd on demand switch..its big and yellow.. the tires all spin together while in the air forward but it holds back to spin in reverse.. it wont go into 2wd
 

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Try pressing it more than once while looking at electronic display. I hit mine one day and it locked in. Had to go through the display to get out of 4wheel mode.
 

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Change front differential fluid (Polaris special oil).
 

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i changed the front end oil and it came out like mud... it was terrible looking.. but still no luck.. it is in 2wd in reverse and 4wd in forward?? seems funny to me...
 

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After riding mine in the snow 2day I noticed mine seems to do the same. Turning swirch on does nothing. Forward 4-wheel,reverse 2-wheel.I will have to get fluid n change my frontn see what happens.Im not concerned since it runs fine this way.My service manual has noy trouble shooting for being stuck on,only for not engaiging. Let me know if you find out why.I will do the same.
 

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Hope this helps. I talked to a freind who has a 03 700 sportsman also and a dealer. They both sid the same. Even with the switch off the sportsman will engaige the front wheels as soon as the rear loose traction going forward.They only use 2 wheel drive in reverse unless you have the AWD engaged. When machine is lifted off gound( all 4 wheels) and you spin the rear wheels by hand do the front still turn? Mine do not meaning it is not in 4 wheel. I hope this helps.
 

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so today i am trying to plow with it and it engages when it wants to and disengages whenever it wants... Any ideas??? seems like u need to shift it back to L then to R tog et 4wd in R to work
 

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Possably the plastic caige in the front diff could be split making it loose electrical contact,making it loose contact loosing drive in the front. If you need a new caige try one from a John Deere gator. They are cheeper and built better than the factory Polaris part. Hope this helps
 

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Inside the front dif. I is the crnter magnetic hub which controls the magnetic current locking in the front wheels.Mine was changed to the John Deere unit by my freind who I got it from. Works fine and is stronger. If you need a service manual I have it on disk and can trying to e-mail it.
 

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well ive been in texas so i have not even taken it apart yet.. when i get home this weekend i will rip it to pieces and go for it
 

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My 2004 500, 4 wheel was on all the time but no 4 wheel drive and not working in reverse eather. Changed the pod and it works fine. Switch goes to pod then to the front end, reverse swith on 4 wheel in reverse working just fine now. Hope this helps.
Bob
 
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