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Hello everyone new guy hear I have a 05 400 rancher just took it for a spin and it seems the transmission is slipping. ( wheni throttle it hesiitates then takes off) also makes a winding sound. how big of a job is it to change it? thanks for your help
 

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You may just need a clutch adjustment. Check in the schematic section for clutch adjustment you might get help there. if not we got someone here that can help you.
 

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Welcome to the site... What kind of oil do you use in it?
 

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thanks moose. i made the mistake of using a dif oil from walmart, i did hear that would mess the clutch up in one. could that be true?
 

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Oh yes you might have did a booboo buddy. HN4 Honda oil!!! remember it don't skimp on oil bro
 

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Not sure on yours look on www.bikebandit.com for your schematic parts breakdown that will give you a general Idea. good luck if you need any more help just let us know. oh you may go to the ford dealer and get a little bottle of brake additive (friction modifyier) that might help I'm not sure?
 

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Some oils have different additives which can cause clutch slippage. Yes it is true.
 

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Some oils have different additives which can cause clutch slippage. Yes it is true.
Oh yes, Redracer is absolutely correct!

If ever in doubt? NEVER add any oil into the crankcase that has
"Energy Conserving" written on the bottle. Why you ask? Because these oils contain friction modifiers that will cause clutch slipping over time. These friction modifiers will impregnate the clutch disks and cause them to SLIP when they shouldn't.

Basically all 0w-20, 5w-30 and 10w-30 oils are energy conserving and should not be used in your ATV or motorcycle engine. If you look on the back of the oil container you may notice a Circular information ring that has the SAE weight of the oil located in the center. The information within the top of this circular ring will give you the API service (as an example will say this) SL/CF. And most importantly within the same ring at the bottom will tell you it is Energy Conserving. THESE ARE THE OILS WE DON'T WANT IN OUR ENGINES.

I've spent many hours trying to learn and understand what I need to know about different types of oils on the market today. I found myself not paying enough attention to what oil I was using in my motorcycles. One day I realised the big issue for me is the engine oil is the cheapest protection you can add to your engine that protects the mechanical operation not only in the engine, but also the transmission. So I needed to find out what the different additives were that either enhanced or negated proper lubrication qualities within the engine and transmission.

All I can say is I did myself a big favor by reading and understanding about the different qualities and additives in oil today.

Something you may want to try? Get all of that oil out of your engine, and get rid of that filter. Immediately change up to a Non Energy Conserving Oil. Then run your ATV around for a while to see if the slipping slows down or stops completely? After all....What do you have to loose at this point in the game? The oil and filter will either work, or it won't. If not? Then you'll have to change out the disks?

Good Luck
 

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Great advise... I prefer to stick with Honda's oil. They recommend it and it works great.
 
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