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Old 04-17-2016, 09:17 PM   #1
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I just bought a 07 Arctic cat 400 4x4 it runs great the only two problems I am having is revers has no power unless your on flat grown or 4x4 it won't hardly back up second problem is on those steep hills in low range 1st gear locked in 4x4 with diff locked it will sit there and just rev and bog it's drive shaft driven. Can anyone give me some tips or pointers on what could be the problem?
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Running into something extremely similar with an 2007 400 4x4 automatic... Motor running strong, but full throttle it cant get out of its own way.... wont make it up the smallest hill. Did you figure it out? Thanks
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Do you have a reverse over ride button? Some bikes require you to push a button to over ride the limiter in reverse. Had a Polaris with that (feature). Of course once in a while it would limit power in fwd.
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Does it do the same thing in L 4x4 locked on level ground?
Check for codes and might check your belt.

It has a reverse limiter. On the left handlebar there is a reverse override button. It will only work in 4x4 and will allow you to go faster.


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 Quote: Originally Posted by ArcticFrost View Post
Does it do the same thing in L 4x4 locked on level ground?
Check for codes and might check your belt.

It has a reverse limiter. On the left handlebar there is a reverse override button. It will only work in 4x4 and will allow you to go faster
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It does have reverse override. I was not even sure what that is?? It does it in Low and High. So your saying just push that button and the issue could go away?

Also, what did you mean by "check the codes" and where is the belt? Sorry.. your dealing with a rookie here! Truly appreciate the help
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that button is just a revers over ride that will let the engine go at full rpm in revers instead of being limited. does nothing in forward. You could have 2 issues. someone could have changed the oil and put a oil in that was not compatible with the clutch causing it to slip. Or your belt could be toast and need to be replaced. I would do the cheaper option and do a oil and filter change. If that is the issue you should feel the difference after a bit of riding and the oil gets mixed in. I would use a inexpensive ATV oil to see it it helps and if it does run it for a bit get everything good and warm and then dump the oil and put a good oil in. I run rotella T6 in my machines.
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that button is just a revers over ride that will let the engine go at full rpm in revers instead of being limited. does nothing in forward. You could have 2 issues. someone could have changed the oil and put a oil in that was not compatible with the clutch causing it to slip. Or your belt could be toast and need to be replaced. I would do the cheaper option and do a oil and filter change. If that is the issue you should feel the difference after a bit of riding and the oil gets mixed in. I would use a inexpensive ATV oil to see it it helps and if it does run it for a bit get everything good and warm and then dump the oil and put a good oil in. I run rotella T6 in my machines.
Tried the button and got nothing to change. Oil was just changed with mobile 1 5w-30. There was a little water in there so I flushed with 5 oil changes in a row. Flushed... filled... idle repeat 5 times.

How do u get to the belt?
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Here is a good read on what oils to use so you don't take your wet clutch out.

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Checked belt today and it was fine... changed the oil and boom! All set! Thanks for the help!!
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