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Phoneman2

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I just wanted to let other RZR Owners know about a problem with the Ranger Razor Shifting. When I got my RZR, I found that the transmission wouldn't go into High unless you held the shift lever back and gave it some gas. It also has to be pushed forward and rocked to get it into Park... Not good. I took it to the Polaris Dealer and they adjusted the shift cable which didn't help, and they told me it was something I would have to live with. Well, my factory warranty was going to expire in about four days so I took it to another Dealer in St Helens, Oregon. They tried to adjust the cable too, but said it might take a while for me to get it back if they had to remove the transmission to check it out. Well it turns out the detend arm that makes the tranny click as it goes from gear to gear has a ball bearing with a spring behind it. The ball bearing makes the actual click as it goes throught the detent notches. The spring behind the Ball bearing was bent or squished about 1/4th of an inch so it wasn't making the tranny go into the end detents (Park, and High). They ordered the new spring, but called me a few days later saying the part was on backorder. This tells me there are a few RZR's out there with this same problem. So anyone having this issue should get it fixed before the Warranty expires, or at least be able to know there is a way to fix it.

I hope this helps fellow RZR owners.

Phoneman2

UPDATE. The Polaris Dealership called and informed me that the spring came in, and they installed it, but it did not fix the problem. They are going through the Transmission and should have answers for me very soon.

Stand by.

ok, I got it back a few weeks ago and finally had a chance to try it out. The Dealership "Columbia Honda Suzuki Polaris" in St Helens Oregon did a fantastic job. The problem with the shifting and park seemed to be the Gears. They were designed wrong and wouldn't mesh correctly. The old gear has the mating surface at 90 degrees, and the new gear has the mating surfaces at an angle so the gears could actually mesh and go into gear without revving the engine or rocking the RZR back and forth. They had the RZR for over a month and a half, but that's because they waited on parts forever. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great dealership to do buisness with, check them out. I am buying my next Off Road Vehicle from them.

Thanks for your time.

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On 10/7/2008 at 11:52 PM, Phoneman2 said:

I just wanted to let other RZR Owners know about a problem with the Ranger Razor Shifting. When I got my RZR, I found that the transmission wouldn't go into High unless you held the shift lever back and gave it some gas. It also has to be pushed forward and rocked to get it into Park... Not good. I took it to the Polaris Dealer and they adjusted the shift cable which didn't help, and they told me it was something I would have to live with. Well, my factory warranty was going to expire in about four days so I took it to another Dealer in St Helens, Oregon. They tried to adjust the cable too, but said it might take a while for me to get it back if they had to remove the transmission to check it out. Well it turns out the detend arm that makes the tranny click as it goes from gear to gear has a ball bearing with a spring behind it. The ball bearing makes the actual click as it goes throught the detent notches. The spring behind the Ball bearing was bent or squished about 1/4th of an inch so it wasn't making the tranny go into the end detents (Park, and High). They ordered the new spring, but called me a few days later saying the part was on backorder. This tells me there are a few RZR's out there with this same problem. So anyone having this issue should get it fixed before the Warranty expires, or at least be able to know there is a way to fix it.

I hope this helps fellow RZR owners.

Phoneman2

UPDATE. The Polaris Dealership called and informed me that the spring came in, and they installed it, but it did not fix the problem. They are going through the Transmission and should have answers for me very soon.

Stand by.

ok, I got it back a few weeks ago and finally had a chance to try it out. The Dealership "Columbia Honda Suzuki Polaris" in St Helens Oregon did a fantastic job. The problem with the shifting and park seemed to be the Gears. They were designed wrong and wouldn't mesh correctly. The old gear has the mating surface at 90 degrees, and the new gear has the mating surfaces at an angle so the gears could actually mesh and go into gear without revving the engine or rocking the RZR back and forth. They had the RZR for over a month and a half, but that's because they waited on parts forever. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great dealership to do buisness with, check them out. I am buying my next Off Road Vehicle from them.

Thanks for your time.

Do u have part numbers for gears they changed or pics? Thank you

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