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99 Polaris Scrambler 400 - 4wd cuts out - ATVs

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    Rick Hinton Nov 24, 2014

    Seems like the ACC power cuts out, all of it. But still runs fine. The reverse limit button does do anything when this happens, no limiting - full rpm.

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    Rick Hinton Nov 24, 2014

    Let me add more.

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    Rick Hinton Nov 24, 2014

    rev limited button- acts like I'm pushing it when traveling in reverse. No accessorie power- no Lights (head light is working from the battery), awd light,

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    Rick Hinton Nov 24, 2014

    Not easy to post from a phone!!!!!!!! Sometimes it will go out and back on during an worth of plowing. Sometimes I have to let it cool down and start it up and will be fine for a few then out. What's over heating? Voltage regulater? Every time I test ohms, voltage, amps. It's working fine. Have to wait for it to act up. But by the time go to test everything is working.


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Not 100 % on this however I know the 4 wheel drive on most Polaris atv's is activated with a shifter and a electronic part as well. I have had several friends who said when they had battery issues or a bad wire somewhere in the 4x4 actuation cylinder that the 4 wheel drive would work intermittently. I would suggest checking all the wires on the system to see if you have a break somewhere that is grounding out the feed after you hit some bumps and get the quad wet while riding. Good luck and let me know if this helps?

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SOURCE: 500 scrambler stuck in gear

i had a similiar problem on my 500 sportsman. when pressure is against the bike it is hard to shift out of gear. also, sometimes the linkages get siezed and need a little lube or the gear selector may be froze up. try taking some lube and spraying all these. if the bike sat up for awhile these may be the case, but if not then you need to have it looked into, as the transmission might have damage internally.

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SOURCE: backfire problems when trying to start a 99 polaris scrambler 400 4x4

Check your timing, and sparkplug gap

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SOURCE: 99 Polaris 400 Scrambler had been riding hard in the snow when it lost power & temperature light came on, engine shut off all within about 30 seconds. Now it will not start and it backfires when

You will have to take the top end off and off and replace the piston and have ithe cylinder bored I just had the same problem with mine

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