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2002 arctic cat 500 auto won't go forward or reverse

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Hi I have a 2002 arctic cat 500 auto.starts and runs but will not go forward or reverse.the outer clutches/pulleys and belt spins but it will not move when put in gear.Any ideas as to what to to check for?clutckes,broken gear????

thanks for any ideas..

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I would go with a clutch problem. It is very unlikely that it is broken gears. clutches are the weakest point on any clutch applied system.

Your friendly neighbourhood Journeyman mechanic :)

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Agreed, if the belt sheaves are grabbing and moving the belt properly, then the next possible problem is definately the drive clutch. I would tear down to the clutch and check the clutch shoe and the small one way clutch that is between the clutch housing and clutch shoe. Make sure all moving parts are moving freely and check for excessive wear on any clutch components. One question, have you tried putting the machine into 4wd and seeing of the front drive system will move the quad?

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Ok,Thanks for the replies.It will not move in fwd or 2wd.Will tear down and check the clutch this weekend.Thanks again.

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I was driving my four wheeler and it just stopped going in the middle of the road it just sits there running but when I go to move forward it just makes like a chugging sound and stays put I changed the spark plug and cleaned the carb..... What eles should I do.....  

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