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2008 ranger crew 700 hard shifting


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My ranger crew 700 is hard to shift and gets locked into forward. When trying to shift into reverse we have to shut engine off. Shift then restart. Checked linkage and gears are fine. The RPMs arent really that high but did notice a little improvement when we lowered it. Did notice the throttle cable looks damaged. Could this be the issue? 

 

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Thank you all. We ordered a new throttle cable because it looked like the end was damaged.  When we replaced it though we had trouble getting the RPMs to stay at one setting. They kept jumping all over. Adjust to 900 and would jump to 1000 and 1100. After fighting with it we think we have it now. Seems to be shifting fine now.

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out of 3 choices for not shifting my rpms are in the area that people said 1100 area so thinking of checking belt. I don’t no about the throttle cable haven’t looked for where it is located and where it runs

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