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I HAVE A BOMBARDIER 2000 TRAXTER. YEAR 2002. I CANNOT SHIFT

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I HAVE A BOMBARDIER 2000 TRAXTER. YEAR 2002. I CANNOT SHIFT FROM HIGH, LOW, NETURAL OR PARK, WITHOUT TURNING OFF THE IGNITION FIRST. NO PROBLUM WITH THE ELECTRONIC SHIFTING FROM 1 TO 5 WHILE THE 4 WHEELER IS RUNNING. CAN YOU HELP ME. MY NAME ISXXXXXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Walt-mod replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I STILL WANT AN ANSWEAR TO MY QUESTION. I WILL WAIT, BUT PLEASE GIVE ME AN ANSWEAR A.S.A.P. THANKS LEO

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Expert:  Canada fix replied 1 year ago.
Hello Leo.

Welcome to Just Answer.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you with your question.

Just seen your question today, sorry I did not see it sooner.

I own two Traxters and really like them.
We sell Bombardier products at our shop and I work on them here.
When I have difficulty with shifting, it's usually because the idle is too high.
On the side of the carburetor, there is an adjustment screw that you can adjust the idle down.
Also make sure that the choke cable isn't sticking and will shut off completely.

The carburetors on these machines were not the greatest for adjustment.
They tend to idle up high when warmed up.
So if you adjust idle correctly when hot, they tend to stall when cold.
I have adjusted mine so it runs best once the engine has run for a few minutes.

Please respond with any questions or comments and I will assist you the best I can.
Thank you kindly,
Bernie
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

THANKS , BERNIE I WILL GIVE YOUR SUGESTION A TRY LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS. LEO

Expert:  Canada fix replied 1 year ago.
Hello Leo.

If you have any difficulty finding the screw, I can take a picture this evening of one for you to help.

thank you,
Bernie
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

HI, BERNIE, I TRIED YOUR SUGGESTION ON TURNING DOWN THE IDELING ON THE CARBURATER. I STILL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN THE ENGINE , THEN I AM ABLE TO SHIFT TO PARK ,NETURAL, LOW ,OR HIGH. THE MACHINE WILL ONLY START IN THE NETURAL POSITION, THEN IAM ABLE TO SHIFT TO ONLY ONE POSITION, TO SHIFT TO THE OTHER GEARS I HAVE TO SHUT THE ENGINE DOWN, PUT IT IN NETURAL AND START THE ENGINE AND THEN SHIFT TO ONE OF THE ABOVE GEARS. COULD IT BE A LINKIGE PROBLUM--THANKS LEO

Expert:  Canada fix replied 1 year ago.
Hello Leo.

These engines need to run as slow as possible, almost to the point of stall in order to shift properly.

If you have adjusted the idle as low as possible then the issue becomes that the hydraulic clutches may not be releasing properly.
This can be caused by using the improper oil that is required for this machine.
The oil not only lubricates the engine on these models, but it also activates the clutch drive.
Did you use Bombardiers own oil with the last oil change?

The Traxter should start in Park or Neutral and also with the brake applied in gear.

Let me know.
Thank you,
Bernie
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

THANKS BERNIE ILL IDLE THE MACHINE DOWN AS LOW AS ICAN AND CHECK THE OIL. WILL ALSO TRY AND START IT IN PARK AND WITH BRAKE ON IN GBEAR LET YOU KNOW ---LEO

Expert:  Canada fix replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Leo.

I will check for any messages from you and will reply as soon as I can.

Bernie
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

HI BERNIE , YOUR ADVICE ON THE OIL AND IDELING WORKED. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. YOU WERE RIGHT THE IDELING HAS TO BE AT A MINIUM. ONE MORE THING, CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET AN OPERATORS MANUAL FOR MY MACHINE?---THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR HELP----LEO

Expert:  Canada fix replied 1 year ago.
Good morning Leo.

Thank you so much for accepting the answer and for the generous bonus.
It is very much appreciated.
Glad it worked out for you.

It may be possible that you could get the manual from your local Can-Am/ Bombardier dealer, but because these models were discontinued they may not be available anymore.
Another possible place to look could be from a John Deere dealer.
John Deer sold Traxters rebranded as a "Buck".
It may not be exactly specific to yours, but all the important information should be in it.

If you cannot find one, let me know and I will see if there is one in one of my machines.

Thank you,
Bernie

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