Fixing Electronic Shift (ES) problems - Page 3 - Honda ATV Forum
Honda ATV Forum
Go Back   Honda ATV Forum > Honda ATV Technical Discussions > Repair & Maintenance

Repair & Maintenance Having problems? Doing a rebuild? All Repair/Maintenance Discussions here.

Like Tree26Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2016, 06:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Averysm09's Avatar
 
Member #46841
Join Date: Jun 2015
View Averysm09's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 23
420 Electric Shift Problem Code List - Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum

This is a link to the list of error codes. Mine is "Shift Control Motor Drive Circuit"

You don't say....
__________________
Shawn Avery

**2016 Red Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT IRS - mine
-26" Kenda Executioners
-ITP steel wheels
-3500lb SuperWinch
**2016 Blue Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT - wife's
-25" Kenda Bear Claws
Averysm09 is offline   Reply With Quote
HondaATVForums.net is the premier Honda ATV Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads, so Register - It's Free!
Old 02-17-2016, 06:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ATC4ever's Avatar
 
Member #32477
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Eastern Canada
View ATC4ever's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 329
Liked: 33 times
Ok took the cover off which was another 3 some bolts. THEN I found the grease :O
__________________

JESUS is Lord.
Its not the machine so much as it was the "times". 1983.
Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQrThtnGqA

Last edited by ATC4ever; 05-15-2016 at 12:17 PM.
ATC4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2016, 06:52 AM   #23 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Melatv's Avatar
 
Member #11544
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Saint John NB Canada
View Melatv's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 2,514
Liked: 117 times
Hi: You don't take the shift motor apart --- you remove the cover where the shift motor went into and clean out the old grease --- put white lithium grease on them gears --- also if you removed the spindle gear it has to aligned with the shift shaft.
kentco and spiercev like this.
__________________
2011 Honda TRX420FPA PG CTE camo EPS
Auto & Electric Shift -- IRS -- Programmed Fuel Injection
25" Kenda K587 Bear Claws HTR
Garmin Montana 600 Ram mount & Rugged mount
2500 Runva Winch
Winter Pak Plus 2/4 Zone Thumb & Hand Warmers

If all the animals run in one direction follow them.

If you can't soar with the Eagles, then run with the Chickens.
Melatv is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-19-2016, 04:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Averysm09's Avatar
 
Member #46841
Join Date: Jun 2015
View Averysm09's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 23
So after what seemed a lifetime, I got my new shift motor. $80 lesson learned. I'm trying to upload a photo of it, but iPhone won't cooperate. Must be the Feds. Anywho, there was a very, very small amount of grease on the grease. I went ahead and loaded the lithium grease in there like it was my job. Rode it around a little, g2g now. Thanks guys. Subject for a new post, oil smelled funny and was a little golden when I just changed it....hmmmm. Should be better now!
Averysm09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2016, 05:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
Member
 
pakrazee's Avatar
 
Member #42335
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Effort, PA
View pakrazee's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 31
Liked: 1 times
Glad it worked out for ya.

I also did this today, the grease was hard and very sticky. I cleaned it all out and applied the new lithium grease. Wow, night and day difference in shifting.

Thank you Kentco!
pakrazee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 09:41 AM   #26 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Averysm09's Avatar
 
Member #46841
Join Date: Jun 2015
View Averysm09's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 23
UPDATE:

The Rancher shifts much much smoother and gets into the next gear much faster than it did before. This weekend was the first time I had really ridden it "hard" (maybe 20 miles) and tested out the grease fix. I had it happen to me twice where the display went "-" in the middle of a gear change. It's easy enough to get it back into N and i think the grease has something to do with that, but damn you pay so much money for a four wheeler and this happens? I dealt with it and probably will continue to.

Maybe a bad idea, but we traded my wife's Recon in on a new Rancher with ESP and solid rear, so basically mine without the IRS. It was the first weekend she had ridden it really at all; it only had 3 hours on it when we showed up to my buddy's house. I was thinking that it was a fluke, mine was just a bad egg. Well, her Rancher read "-" at one point too. BUT, this was different, it was an error code. ---- ---- - -. 22. Something to do with the Shift Angle Sensor I suspect and have heard about problems with these as well. Turned it off, put it in N like I have to do with mine, restarted it, and never had another problem with it. Come on HONDA!

Should've stuck with the foot shift.
__________________
Shawn Avery

**2016 Red Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT IRS - mine
-26" Kenda Executioners
-ITP steel wheels
-3500lb SuperWinch
**2016 Blue Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT - wife's
-25" Kenda Bear Claws
Averysm09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 11:52 AM   #27 (permalink)
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
kentco's Avatar
 
Member #16201
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Grand Lake, CO
View kentco's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 10,717
Liked: 1455 times
Avery: There is always a bright side to every experience. In this case:
1. It was a major learning experience for you
2. You saved a GREAT deal of money over that which a dealer would have charged for the same thing.
3. You are shifting smoother now!

My compliments to you for hanging in there, for not giving up, and especially for being SO humble and admitting your mistakes to the thousands of people who look at the forum. YOU are the kind of person I would want to help repair MY atv!
__________________

USFS Motorized Trail Maintenance Volunteer
kentco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 12:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Averysm09's Avatar
 
Member #46841
Join Date: Jun 2015
View Averysm09's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by kentco View Post
Avery: There is always a bright side to every experience. In this case:
1. It was a major learning experience for you
2. You saved a GREAT deal of money over that which a dealer would have charged for the same thing.
3. You are shifting smoother now!

My compliments to you for hanging in there, for not giving up, and especially for being SO humble and admitting your mistakes to the thousands of people who look at the forum. YOU are the kind of person I would want to help repair MY atv!
You are absolutely right. I have learned a lot and saved some money along the way. I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. You are the most helpful person I've come across on any one of the forums I belong to: F150forum, OilBurners, FSB, and of course this one.
__________________
Shawn Avery

**2016 Red Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT IRS - mine
-26" Kenda Executioners
-ITP steel wheels
-3500lb SuperWinch
**2016 Blue Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT - wife's
-25" Kenda Bear Claws
Averysm09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 01:08 PM   #29 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ATC4ever's Avatar
 
Member #32477
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Eastern Canada
View ATC4ever's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 329
Liked: 33 times
I've got access to the repair manual now thanks to a fellow street biker, so i am going to remove these gears completely & see what the score is when i do the next oil change
__________________

JESUS is Lord.
Its not the machine so much as it was the "times". 1983.
Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQrThtnGqA
ATC4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 01:11 PM   #30 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Averysm09's Avatar
 
Member #46841
Join Date: Jun 2015
View Averysm09's Photo Gallery(0)
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ATC4ever View Post
I've got access to the repair manual now thanks to a fellow street biker, so i am going to remove these gears completely & see what the score is when i do the next oil change
I'll definitely be paying attention when the time comes.
__________________
Shawn Avery

**2016 Red Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT IRS - mine
-26" Kenda Executioners
-ITP steel wheels
-3500lb SuperWinch
**2016 Blue Honda Rancher 420 4x4 AT DCT - wife's
-25" Kenda Bear Claws
Averysm09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda ATV Forum > Honda ATV Technical Discussions > Repair & Maintenance



Search tags for this page
2015 honda trx500fa5 shift problems
,
2016 honda rubicon electric shift motor
,
2016 honda rubicon electric shift not working right
,
2016 honda rubicon shift motor grease
,

honda atv electric shift repair

,
honda electric shift problem
,
honda es problems
,
honda rancher es shifting problems
,
honda rincon not elctric shifting
,
trx500fa5 problems
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Forum Search
» Discount Tire
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.