Honda ATV Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have an 03 Rubicon 500. Its used for plowing right now.
I was stopped at a buddies place waiting for him to move his vehicles and when I went to go there was only first.I haven't had any problems at all and the bike showed no signs of any problems.
Does this mean I have a blown tranny?
All maintenance has been done on the bike.It hasn't been abused much except for the odd rough trails and snow plowing.
Any ideas or suggestions?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Is there anyone that knows where I can get a tranny rebuild kit or better would be a place to get it rebuilt!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,873 Posts
Are you getting and codes flashing on your display?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
We tested the codes and got something about d1 nd d2.
Then there was something about try this and if it don't work your tranny is pooched!lol
Hows that for a hi-tech answer! We have a grage here in town that tried testing the codes and that is word for word what I was told.
Here I sit! I live up in Northern Ontario and good service is real hard to come by!
Any idea where I can get a rebuilt tranny for this bike?
They want something like 4000 bucks for a new one.That doesn't sound right but then again its a Honda!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,873 Posts
You need to pull the codes out of the ECM and then reset the transmission. Here's how:
Rubicon Hondamatic Transmission Code Retrieval

1. Put the gear shift lever in neutral (be sure the neutral indicator comes on) and the ignition switch OFF (vehicle at a stop).
2. While pushing the UP and DOWN shift switches (ESP) simultaneously, turn the ignition key to the on position.
3. Release the UP and DOWN switches immediately, then at the same time push both the UP and DOWN shift switches again and hold form more than 2 seconds.
4. The problem code is displayed by a certain number of blinks “ - - “ on the gear indicator, which indicates the problem code by the number of blinks. If “N” (neutral) stays ON on the position indicator, the retrieval process was not correctly performed. Repeat the procedures from step one at this time.)
5. When the problem code(s) displays, release the shift switches.

You should see “ - - “ for approximately 3 seconds then off, then the “ - - “ should flash, once for code one, twice for code two and so on. The engine control module (ECM) can store two different codes. If your ECM has stored two different codes, the first code displayed is the most recent and the second code is the earlier code. Write them down.
To Erase the Problem Codes
1. Push and hold the UP and DOWN shift switches simultaneously for 3 seconds of more while the problem code is being displayed (i.e., “ - - “ blinking on the gear position indictor).
2. When the erasure is completed, the blinking pattern changes to the erasure confirmation blink.
3. Turn the ignition off.

Initial Setting Procedure
Note:
• After replacement of any of the following parts, perform the initial setting procedure below.
- ECM
- Throttle sensor*
- Angle sensor
*Also, perform the initial setting procedure if the throttle cable is disconnected (i.e., car-buretor removal/installation, cable replacement etc.).
• The gear position blinks in Indicator Mode 2 when the initial setting was not made properly. Repeat the procedure from step 2.
1. Start the engine and let it idle about one minute with the sub-transmission in neutral. Stop the engine.
2. Make sure the gearshift lever is in the neutral position (be sure the neutral indicator comes on) and turn the ignition switch off.
3. Turn the ignition switch ON while pushing the UP and DOWN shift switches (ESP shift switches) simultaneously.
4. Release both the UP and DOWN shift switches immediately, then push and release the shift switches in the order of UP, DOWN, and UP. Do not hold the switches in).
5. A constant “ - - “ indication stays ON on the gear selector indicator. (If the gear position indicator shows a continuous “N”, repeat the procedure from step 2.)
6. Move the throttle lever to the fully closed position, then to the fully open position, and then move it to the fully closed position again immediately (within 10 seconds) after “ - - “ comes ON on the gear position indicator.
7. Check the control motor operation sound (the control motor should function at this time to adjust the angle sensor).
8. When the initial setting procedure is complete, the indication on the gear selector indicator changes from the continuous lighting of “ - - “ to the continuous lighting of “N”.

Code 1 - Ignition Pulse Generator system
Code 2 - Speed Sensor System
Code 3 - Gear Position Switch System
Code 4 - Throttle Sensor System
Code 5 - Angle Sensor System (Motor lock i.e., angle sensor, wiring, ECM, control motor, motor transmission section, transmission unit)
Code 6 - Angle Sensor System (swash plate angle, sensor / wiring)
Code 7 - ESP shift switch system
Code 8 - ECM EEPROM
Code 9 - ECM voltage converter circuit
Code 10 - ECM fail-safe relay circuit
Code 11 - ECM motor drive circuit
Code 12 - ECM CPU
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top