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Hello everyone.
I was given a 2000 fourtrax 300 4x4 by my boss. He said his granddaughter hit a tree with the right front tire. From what I can see there is no visible damage but I cant seem to get it into neutral. I will be asking a lot of stupid questions hoping someone will offer opinions. Merry Christmas to all!!
 

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Congrats on a super quad.
Service manual link in my sig block.
If you don’t know much and don’t have tools consider taking it to your local Honda shop.

Btw neutral is all the way down—shift pattern is also on the side of the case
 

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Thanks for the reply
I saw that shift pattern. All the way down and one up. I tried that and no go. I did not try all the way down period.
Regards, Brian
 

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Not too sure, but if its the same as the 400ex, it's not all the way down and "1" up, but more like all the way down and "1/2" up for neutral.
 

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if the reverse lock out is working properly then it is all down for neutral , if the lock out release is pulled then all the way down would be reverse
 

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All the way down for neutral and the green neutral light will come on

UNLESS you push the reverse button, squeeze the left brake lever, and step down on the shifter then it goes into reverse. Then the red reverse light comes on
 

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If you seriously don’t know jack and you can afford $300, take it to the shop and have them do a PE (periodic inspection).
They can show you how to start it, do some minor things and get you on the right track.

You’re also going to be dealing with bad gas, old oil, dirty carb, old battery. Maybe some things that will lead you to screw up.
 

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I concur with Goober here, spend a few bucks on the unit and it will be worth it, especially if you aren't familiar with working on them. Because, the unit will need everything Goober mentioned and maybe some other touches, i.e., differential fluid changed, brakes, cables, etc., who knows until it gets going. An alternative is to look on craigslist in your area and find someone handy in the area far cheaper with good/strong references.
 
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