'01 Honda Rancher TRX350
Shifting Trouble

Question:

My Rancher will not shift when it gets warm, works if cold but after 10 min it binds up and jams the motor and will not shift with the electric motor.

I have replaced shift drum tranny gears and shafts as well as bushings. I have tried a new shift motor as well. Nothing seems to fix my problem. I have already replaced the shift control motor plus the ECU, it seems to be mechanical. {Mike, Prince Edwards Island, Canada - 2001 Honda Rancher TRX350FE}

Answer:

This seems to be a common problem with the early 2000’s Honda Rancher model. Many Rancher owners have similar problems with either hard shifting or clutch slip. In fact, we have seen it in both our manual and electric shift Ranchers.

Please read our page Repair Question: Clutch Slip , where we answered a similar question for Robert from California with a 2001 TRX350FM Rancher, for help.


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