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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2005, 04:23 PM
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2004 Honda Rancher 400AT shift problem.....

Hi Guys... I have a 2004 honda rancher 400AT ... Recently Ive noticed a small shift problem with it.. At first I thought it was the brake not letting loose... but now I am not so sure...

I got on it the other day...cranked it...and when I gave it gas to go it seemed like I was holding the brake and throttling at the same time... Then it caught and was fine... Thats what led me to believe it was the brake...

but the other day I got on it trying to see if I could get it to do that again and noticed that when it does do this..if I let off the throttle and listen for a small whirring sound then give it gas...its just fine... Could there be something wrong with my transmission or could it be the shift control? It only does it in Auto...not Electronic shift.... Someone suggested changing the oil..which I have done and it did not help.

Thanks for any help

Chelly aka Speedcrazee
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Re: 2004 Honda Rancher 400AT shift problem.....

Try the obvious first.

Check battery voltage, use good oil (Honda GN-4), etc.

However, if all things fail, it is likely the angle sensor. Have heard of two others so far.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 07:48 PM
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Re: 2004 Honda Rancher 400AT shift problem.....

Yeah I got a Honda Foreman es 4x4 size 500 and it's great but sometimes I have shifting problems also. Try pressing the down shift untill you get into neutral... then put it in 1st gear and ride for a little then shift it into 2nd and ride for a little and repeat it untill you get to the gear you want... if that doesn't work I would have it checked out...
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