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My son's gator will not go in reverse anymore.....When we first got it it did but as soon as we removed the screw for 2nd gear, it stopped....why

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  • rnilson101 Jan 10, 2009

    I have a very similar problem. The gator I have will now not go forward; it will only go in reverse. I tried replacing the 2 speed switch, thinking the switch may have been broken, but that did not do anything. I'm still looking for a solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    I am so happy to see this post! My son's gator just stopped operating in forward. I am going to replace the red switch & hope to be good as new! Thanks!

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My sons gator stoped going in reverse. So i took it apart and found that the shifting modual is bad. You need to purchas the replacment part and put it in. You will have to take the seat off. then you will unscrew the shiftingbracet. then you will unplug the plug with the wiring. then you will need to replace the modual. then put it all back together. it will run. If you need help feel free to e-mail me at kendraschaub@yahoo.com

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You may also be able to take off the shifter and turn the wiring harness around and re-attach the shifter. The wiring may be backwards and not connecting to the proper connections in the shifter

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The problem is with the red forward/reverse switch. The two speed switch only works once the red forward contacts are engaged. I had the same problem several years ago. Replace the red switch and you are good to go.

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