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Was riding around yesterday in 3rd gear,and tried to shift to 2nd. Shift lever went down, but did not pop back up,and transmission remained in 3rd. Shift lever moves up and down and will stay in either position(up or down). It does not pop back to the middle position as it should. Moving the lever does not change gears so I'm stuck in 3rd. Bike is a 2002 Rancher TRX350 manual shift. I'm a fairly competent backyard mechanic and would appreciate any info or advice. Thanks.
 

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welcome to the forums. time to pull the front cover, and have a look at the front area where your shifting parts at on the front of the shift drum. lower right side when facing the motor from the front. a service manual would be nice to have, and take lots of pics when tearing it down.
 
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Thanks for the response. So ignore where the shifter comes out and pull the front cover. OK, I think you are correct, a manual would be nice. Is a factory manual better than say a Chilton or Haynes.
 

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Thanks for the response. So ignore where the shifter comes out and pull the front cover. OK, I think you are correct, a manual would be nice. Is a factory manual better than say a Chilton or Haynes.
meh, service manual is a service manual, some are better than others, one period is better than none !..lol. yep, my money says your problem is at the front of the engine behind the front cover, return spring ?, ratchet paws ?, any of these there will cause a problem. yes, ignore where the shifting shaft comes out, this is not the problem..yet !..lol. you can down load a free service manual from our site here :).
 

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Yep, found the manual on the site,NICE! Lets hope its behind the front cover. I was reading some of the other posts with "similar" problems and standing the quad up on its rear end was a recommendation for ease of disassembly. Seemed to make sense, what say you? Think I'll start tomorrow.
 

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Yep, found the manual on the site,NICE! Lets hope its behind the front cover. I was reading some of the other posts with "similar" problems and standing the quad up on its rear end was a recommendation for ease of disassembly. Seemed to make sense, what say you? Think I'll start tomorrow.
some stand them up..some don't. I don't, spec if you forget to turn the fuel off !..lmfao. I can't remember if there is a gasket on the front cover ?, if so ?, you prob will need to have a new gasket on hand..JUST IN CASE !..lol. yep, my money says your prob is behind the front cover, if not ?, then..well..its a deeper problem...inside the motor..but I doubt it..for now :).
 
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Shadetree, thank you very much, I really appreciate it. In I go, headlooooooong!
lmao..that's the spirit !..GET-R-DONE !!.. if ya get stumped ?, come back and ask us !.
 

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I had the same issue. Shifter moved up and down easy as well. Problem was in the rear on mine. There is an arm on the inboard side of the shift for that broke. Pulled the rear cover. Removed the bolt that hold the shift shafts in and slid it out enough to replace arm a # 24661-HN5-670. I remove the swing arm and air box then the cover comes of without removing the engine
 
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