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Slipping out of gear.

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by Joe ltx-le, Feb 26, 2018.


  1. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I’m up in Quebec and my sled is popping out of gear. I checked the chain tension and it seems like the tension is almost gone , I can turn the bolt all the way in by hand.

    There is 7000 miles on the chain.

    Any input would be great.
     
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  3. Pstn head

    Pstn head VIP Member VIP Member

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    Remove the reverse actuator and rotate the shift detent, until engaged into forward,reinstall the actuator. Not sure if it will help but worth a try. Not sure if leaving the reverse actuator unplugged will effect engine run but pretty sure it'll throw a code which might not effect run quality.
    I bielieve your in for a new chain. I dought it'll effect the forward staying engaged, since the adjuster is spring loaded. If at all possible ensure its engaged in foward fully and leave the actuator unplugged.
    Keep us posted
     
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  4. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    This is a sign of upper chain-case bearing failure. I would open it up or take it in for warranty.
     
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  5. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Ok. I hear what your saying. But when it does slip out of gear if I slow down it will snap back into gear.
     
  6. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I just changed that bushing 2500 miles ago. But you are right all signs point that way. No warranty but thanks.
     
  7. MrSled

    MrSled Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Crack into that bad boy.. something is not right. my guess would still be a bearing.
     
  8. Pstn head

    Pstn head VIP Member VIP Member

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    MrSled is 100% correct it is time for most chaincase internalls to be replaced like upper gear, chains etc. But I bielive the gear may stay engaged forward if no electrical current is dealer reed to it.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong
    Just trying to keep him rolling
     
  9. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I’m going to take a look at it but it’s in front of the motel so I may not be able to crack it open.

    I’m interested to see if it’s the actuator out of position
     
  10. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    This is where it’s at
     
  11. ViperBill

    ViperBill Pro

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    Had my chain go loose turns out I lost one of the screws that holds the tensioner wheel to the bracket. It fell out and caused a crack in my inner chain case
     
  12. Froggy

    Froggy Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    2016 Viper LTX LE 16986 km
    2015 Viper LTX DX Wife's 16500 km
    2010 Vector LTX GT 25000 km
    1995 VK 540 9000 km
    2007 GTX sport Kid's 15000 km
    Joe, where abouts are you staying, I'm in the Abitbi region, Temiscaming Quebec. Maybe I can help you out.
     
  13. x600c

    x600c Veteran

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    My sled came out of forward. Going 80. Awful grinding noise. . Went back in gear once popper back out. Will not Go back in gear. Towed home. 2700 miles on sled. Actuator installed and torqued per manual, every time it was removed.New top gear 300 miles ago. This seems like its a going to be a problem
     
  14. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Update-

    The dealer just called , apparently the clip on the jack shaft came off. Seems like a strange thing to happen. Anyway they orders all the parts.
     
  15. XP123

    XP123 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    That is rare Joe. Makes me wonder about these snap rings on the drive shafts and jack shafts. I had a post earlier this year about the one by the brake rotor. It broke about an inch from the top. I'm sure it would have come off sooner than later.

    IMG_2478 (800x600).jpg
     
  16. Joe ltx-le

    Joe ltx-le TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Funny you say that. Same trip I had my problem my buddy’s winder started making a loud noise. It was the clip had come off the brake rotor and was stuck against the disc
     
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