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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Honda 450es foreman shifting problems

I have a 98 honda 450 es foreman. I am having trouble getting it to shift from 1st gear to neutral. If the motor is not running it will never shift from 1st to neutral. And if the motor is running it will shift some times. It is worse if the lights are on. The solenoid that does the shifting does not seem to be hitting as hard as other 4 wheelers I have ridden. Suggestions?:
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-01-2008, 07:47 PM
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i would say its your angle senser
they are easy to replace and not too expensive

just gotta replace it
its just a plug in thing
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 12:25 PM
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There could be many things. I would check over all electrical connections. Look for damage, I seen the wires pulled out of the mechanical shifter. It also could be bad oil or wrong type. I use Amsoil 0w-40 oil in all of our es ranchers and it made a huge differance. We had a problem of our rancher not making a complete shift, and making the shift indicator show a star, instead of 1,2,n,r, ect. It could also be the angle sensor, that is what my Honda dealer told me, when I found the wires out I knew the problem before having to take it to them since it was under warranty.

You can get info on the Amsoil at Home Page
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 12:43 PM
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Try taking out your sensor and cleaning it first. This is the easiest thing to check. Good luck!
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