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polaris scrambler 400 transmission noise..;.


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hey i just bought a 2001 polaris scrambler 400 2x4 that runs. but unfortunately the transmission is kinda messed up.... when i start it up it runs good. when i put it in gear(in drive) it makes a loud grinding noise!!!!.. it barely walks ...when i turn it off and roll it, it makes the same grinding noise....also the reverse dosnt work.. i bought it becasue i thought its a good price for $400 and is in real good condition and has clean title... please tell me what might be causing this noise. im not very experienced with transmissions but ill give iit a try.....any help appreciated:biggrin:

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Could be the linkage is out of adjustment or it could be an internal tranny problem, bent shift fork, or something of that nature. I would try to adjust the linkage first and see if that helps at all. Also, inspect the entire gearshift assembly for loose or worn parts. If you can't get it fixed from the outside, you may end up having to split the gear case and look inside for the problem. Hopefully it doesn't come to that. Good luck.

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