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Old 02-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Honda 350 4trax will not start

Hi I have a 2005 Honda 350 Fourtrax atv
I used it yesterday morning and then went back out to use it a little while later and it would not start. The electric start does not work on it so I have to use the pull cord. On the display panel it will show 1st gear, 2nd gear but when it is put in neutral it only shows - on the display. Oh and the light in the top that is green when in neutral is not lite either.
There is lots of gas in it. I have put in a new battery and that did not work. Does any one know what might be happening???
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be a bad connection in the wires but it most likely is the neutral switch. You can ground the switch out to tell if it's the switch.
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Thanks Submarine now do you have any idea how I do that???
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The switch is on the right side close to the bottom under the cover pretty close to the foot peg. I think it's a green wire with a red stripe. Ground that wire and see if the green light comes on without flickering. Don't unscrew the switch or oil will run out.
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first off..sub..if his is a 2005 trx 350..it's a rancher..which means..he's got the new engine design..motor is in the frame sideways..and the neutral switch is on the rear of the engine case..should be two switch's..reverse and neutral switch.
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Your gear position switch may be bad. It's located on the rear crankcase cover.
Here are the procedures to check it. Note that these instructions are for checking, both the foot shift model and the electric shift model, so be sure to read the instructions carefully.

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Thanks everyone it appears that it is the gear position switch after all. The model we have has a bar that you can use to switch it manually on the left hand side once we did that it went into neutral and we were able to start it no problem. The gear switch will work for all of the other gears except neutral. Guess we will have to buy a new switch for it.
Could this be part of the reason that the electric start won't work either.
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Could this be part of the reason that the electric start won't work either.
Yes, the ATV has to be in neutral and the neutral light has to be on, or the electric start won't work.
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