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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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