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Kenny O.
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2002 500ho with low miles stuck in reverse running or not I

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2002 500ho with low miles stuck in reverse running or not I tried rocking it back and forth and shifting at the same time and no luck.Can you help me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Wendell, my name is ***** ***** you be a little more specific on the model and or do you know the model code ?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Polaris 500ho
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

OK you gave that on your initial request, do you know he 9 digit alpha numeric model code, be more specific please.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where do I fined this code?
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

its usually on the frame tag, there are different models (names) in the same family, its important to us to know exactly what model we are dealing with as we can see what you have.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How about the sin number 4xach50a02a528069
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

OK that will help, you state that you have tried rocking the unit back and forth, I'm assuming you are trying that with the engine not running, correct ?

On the transmission you will notice there are two cables to it, have you verified that when going from neutral to reverse is the reverse cable moving or actuating the reverse shaft on the transmission ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried both running an not and shifter has two metal rods running to the trans and are hooked up
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

OK, try disconnecting the reverse rod (at the shifter as it might be easier) to the transmission and try to manually shift it ?, and get back to me.

Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Wendell, did you get my last response, determining if its a shift linkage or selector problem verses an internal transmission problem is here we need to go, this unit as most utilize a chain for he reverse that breaks and causes internal issues, I don't suspect that here since the vehicle is operating in reverse, but I would suspect that its in the shifting mechanism internally/ Let me know what you find.


Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

Hi Wendell this is just a follow up on your question, if more help is needed please reply back and we can continue and further diagnosing your problem, if satisfied with my help, please accept as I can get credited for helping you. Thanks again for using Just Answer, if help is need in the future, you can request my assistance and will be glad to help.

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