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Old 03-21-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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2000 Arctic Cat 500 auto 4wheeler belt question?

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I am very new here & to four wheelers but I have a question I hope someone here can help me with? I have a 2000 500 auto 4wheeler I recently purchased with 1300 miles. i have been told belts are an issue with these machines after I bought it so I wanted to replace it. I bought a manual on line it makes no mention of a belt for this machine. Does anyone know if this machine has a belt that needs replaced or if it is gear driven? Any input would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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Whoever told you belts are an issue on these machine doesn't know what they are talking about, belts with 10 000 miles on them are not unheard of.
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Ok thats good to hear the reason I am asking is I was out riding it over the weekend & I went thru a bunch of big mudholes & the last one I went thru it seemed like something was slipping so I was thinking maybe the belt or the clutch.

I guess I will have to take it apart to see whats up in there.
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Probably just got water in there. check all of your connections for the belt exhaust and intake.
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I hope thats all it was is water i will check the connections Thanks.
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