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Old 03-31-2011, 07:10 AM
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Default 96 Xplorer Linkage issue HI/Reverse

Hi guys,

i'm having an issue with the linkage. i've got reverse and it sometimes pops out of HI gear. i've tried adjusting the linkage but then i've got HI but pops out of reverse.

Any suggestions? Should i replace any parts, would that make things better or is it i just have something out of adjustment?

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:05 AM
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Are the linkage rod ends loose and worn. If not keep adjusting,it only takes a half of a turn on the rods to get it back to right while 3/4 of a turn is to much.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:29 PM
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I will take a look at them tonight. How can i tell if they are worn? shouldn't be any slack or loose?

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You have 2 rods with a tie rod end at each end ,thats a total of 4 (Part 16&17) $23 each Dirt Cheap Yamaha, Honda, & Polaris OEM Parts & Accessories – Cycle Parts Warehouse, they all cant be worn out so just look for one or more that's much looser/sloppier than the rest. If there all the same than its probably not the problem.

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I took a quick look this morning and there doesn't seem to be much play on any of the rods. I'll try adjusting the hi/reverse one a little bit at a time until both works.

Doesn't the idle have something to do with it? idling too high might not engage? or am i wrong?

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I took a quick look this morning and there doesn't seem to be much play on any of the rods. I'll try adjusting the hi/reverse one a little bit at a time until both works.

Doesn't the idle have something to do with it? idling too high might not engage? or am i wrong?

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If its idling to high then yes will affect shifting. On adjustment loosen the lock nut on the joints that go into the shift box. While in neutral,turn joints in or out to where they just drop straight in the shift box levers with no binding. This will usually make it shift better. If doesn't help then could be problems in shift box,worn parts,etc. OPT
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get the linkage off and in your hands. compare to the low side linkage.

I also have replaced the aluminum bell crank on the tranny shifter shaft. on a 94. the new one appeared to be a little shorter, making it turn the shaft further.
I replaced the shot tie rods ends at the same time.

You may get it to shift with some work, but my experience has been as the linkage wears the adjustment gets more crucial. with new parts adjustment is really easy.
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I used to have one of these and i know you have to baby that shifter or things get bent very easy.
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YES! The 91-93 shifter with the lock button was a grinder if the shifter wasn't "locked in" When I shifted those,I just swung the shifter out just a little to help unbind the cable mechanism and "let go" of the lock and it made sure the red engagement **** was tight. Worst gear shift that Polaris came out with! Even with the newer shifters,I had a lot of machines trucked in usually stuck in low or reverse. Most of the time operator error,Instead of following the shift pattern on the ****,people would try to go from reverse to low diagonally instead of popping back in neutral then over to low,would screw em up and cause extra wear on shift box. I would remove the linkage and "pop" back into neutral,and check adjustment. Had this happen even on new machines,I just tried to show the customer how to shift properly. Most never came back in for the same problem (if they actually paid attention). OPT
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