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2004 Honda 4x4 Rincon 500 Liquid Cooled Automatic Transmission...2 questions... 1. Smell of brake fluid (smells almost burnt) and the left handle that includes emergency brake lever is loose and depresses fully to the handle when engaged. Have checked cables and connections are fine. Is there some adjustment I can apply? Right side brake handle and foor pedal works fine and ATV stops with no problems. 2. Have 3 settings for vehicle movement L, D and R for low, drive and reverse respectively. Also have D1, D2 and ESP settings respectively. When engaging shifter, display for setting simply flashes all available settings and does not indicate actual selection (e.g., L, D or R) and it is sluggish when trying to go forward but is driveable. When placed in R for reverse, vehicle sputters and barely creeps along like something is not engaging. Any possible causes/solutions (e.g., cellenoids (sp?), etc). Thanks. Phil
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Okay. I understand what you stated about the brake issue; however, what is the burnt smell of fluid that I am smelling? Any thoughts? The smell started at the extact same time I noticed that the brake handle was not working properly. Is there any fluid reservoir used for the left brake handle? Any place I can check?
Lastly, on the other question, so are you saying I simply bend a paper clip and insert and then the blink count will be the key to a potential problem? If so then once I get the number of blinks is there any online resource where I can look it up so I will have an idea what to expect once I take it to a mechanic?