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First time working with a Honda-Matic transmission. I didn't even know what I was getting into when I purchased this running beat up farm workhorse quad with black oil. I was thinking I could tear the cases apart and find the bad bearing, causing the random squealing noise when you put it into gear and give it gas. Upon opening the engine covers, I Learned about the Honda Matic automatic transmission and realized there's more than just an electronic shift motor going on in these quads. With my learning curve in major education mode, I'm now wondering two possible culprits to the squealing as I've torn the motor down and am staring at the Honda Matic transmission.
Two possible issues:
1. The bearing that is squealing is unfortunately inside the hondamatic unit hydraulic transmission which is apparently not serviceable? A new unit is $1,900 to replace it! Yikes!
2. The pull starter rope snapped and someone replaced with the wrong pull starter rope that eventually became severely worn out and the centrifugal lever/catch shows signs of wear from rubbing against the housing.
Thinking now the pull starter has nothing to do with a squealing that loud, so my attention is now on the Hondamatic unit,
Has anyone gotten inside their cases to inspect the Honda Matic transmission?
There's a only 1or 2 videos out there that are not helpful for tear down and inspection.
I understand it can't be rebuilt but wondering if anyone has looked deep enough into one to clean it out from running dirty oil? Possible identify bad parts.
I refuse to believe Honda is engineeering these as completely non-serviceable?
Thinking I will try to disassemble the Hondamatic unit m. Hopefully get into it and get all the dirty oil out and replace with fresh? Any special tools needed?
Any and all thoughts/experiences with Hondamatic units would be great conversation for me..
I also have a magnum 4x4 that I am working on it is getting a new piston, In the tear down I pulled off the flywheel
and found that all the magnets are not attached? why does this happen? there all in good shape so is it possible
to reattach them to the flywheel? I can buy a different flywheel, but it looks like around $300 or more and one of them on Ebay
looks like the spacing is off a little so it may have the same issue.
the stator looks good also
Hi Fellow Forum Members, yes I’m a Newbie (so be kind… lol). Within the past 2 years I’ve started riding, acquiring and repairing Honda ATVs. I’m “self teaching” how to repair them from YouTube. I currently have 4 (three Foreman = ‘02-‘04 TRX400FW & TRX450FM 4x4 and one ‘98 Recon TRX250 2X4). My question: Is it normal for Hondas “to tick”? All three Foremans have ticking sound… valves have been adjusted (compression improved but ticking persists). Any suggestions as to other causes or fixes? Video/audio of ‘04 TRX400FW is attached. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Yes, I’m a Newbie to this forum, (so be kind… lol). I’ve owned my ‘03 250 4x4 for 2 years… had to do a top end rebuild when first acquired. I’ve also had to adjust the valves twice already and they need adjusting again. I only ride periodically because the ATV is at a vacation home and not used year round. My question: Is it normal to have to adjust the valves every year? I recently adjusted the valves this past summer and now the compression is 35psi (with no start). I just started riding off road and am “self teaching” repairs from YouTube. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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