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#3069772 - 12/08/12 06:18 PM no power
JA1234
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my 4 wheeler all of a sudden has no take off or top end power. It is like it is stuck in second gear if you will. it starts slow then at 6-7mph it starts to catch up and goes well until it hits 25-30 and that is tops.

barely will climb a hill. idles well. Its automatic. Yamaha kodiak. 2006.

I have removed and cleaned the carburetor and it had zero build up or trash in it, or the jets. I changed plugs, I removed filter. oil level good. I am stumped...but thinking something to do with the transmission.

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#3069803 - 12/08/12 06:41 PM Re: no power [Re: JA1234]
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Trade it for a honda. \:D

Seriously I'm no mechanic and have no idea but hope its something easy and cheap. In the meantime you're welcome to borrow mine if you need it.
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#3069814 - 12/08/12 06:47 PM Re: no power [Re: Gravey]
JA1234
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thanks for the offer but Im good
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#3070733 - 12/09/12 11:55 AM Re: no power [Re: JA1234]
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clutch is shot, how does the transmission oil smell. It has a centrifical clutch assembly. Could be hung up or clutch plates are no good.


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#3071074 - 12/09/12 03:27 PM Re: no power [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Is it an automatic? If so you belt could be slipping or your clutch could need some work.
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#3071078 - 12/09/12 03:29 PM Re: no power [Re: deerhunter10]
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I had an artic cat that the belt got wet and did about the same thing. I will never own a belt driven four wheeler again. And diffenetly not an artic cat. But try the belt.
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#3071314 - 12/09/12 06:15 PM Re: no power [Re: deerhunter10]
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Centrifugal clutch .
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#3071407 - 12/09/12 07:12 PM Re: no power [Re: bowhunter163]
JA1234
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Ok thanks I will look into that and go from there.
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#3071439 - 12/09/12 07:23 PM Re: no power [Re: JA1234]
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Sounds like the belt is wore out.
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#3071528 - 12/09/12 07:59 PM Re: no power [Re: JA1234]
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The only reason I didnt think any of that is the engine doesn't rev up like a clutch is slipping. And it just all of a sudden did it...my son and I rode it all over last Saturday and it ran great as always... Then I was riding it this friday and all was good. Going up a steep hill. Made it fine. But whe I got ready to pull in the barn it barely would go up the incline.
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