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Old 08-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Troubleshooting ES problems on your 98-01 Foreman 450ES

The Foreman 450ES has been in use since 1998 and electric shift problems
are starting to appear more and more as time goes by.
02-04 Foreman 450ES models have the ability to store trouble codes which
makes the troubleshooting procedure fairly straightforward.
98-01 models do not have the ability to store trouble codes and this makes
the troubleshooting procedure more complicated.

Here is a great troubleshooting guide for 98-01 Foreman 450ES owners to
help them diagnose electric shift problems.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a great help for troubleshooting the ES issues, but is there a location where I can get a GOOD schematic for the system and diagram for parts location on the 'wheeler?
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is this the same for the 450 of this year...i have the electric dash but manual shifter and i am trying to troubleshoot. will fire but wont run..cleaned all fuel lines, carb, screen in tank etc

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need to find out where i can get a used rear end for my 2001 honda trx 450 es if any one can help me out.
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dude docsatvservice(dot)com has a hand or foot shifter for the ES models that slip on and bolt on. I got one and they fit my 450ES . i highly recomeend him. his number is 601-659-9931
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I have a Honda foreman es450 and im having trouble with the reverse. It had 5 fwd and 1 reverse and it is the shift on the go push button with the up and down arrows. I had it checked awhile ago and they said they checked everything and greased everything up and it worked all summer. But now it stopped working again so i think its a problem with the cold weather. because everytime i take it out of the garage it stops working. it should be clicking to allow it to switch to reverse but it wont do anything. PLEASE HELP SO I CAN SLOVE THIS PROBLEM ALREADY!!!"
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I have a Honda 450ES. When I first put it in four wheel it seems to work, until it heats up. Then the green 4 wheel drive light will start flashing and no 4 wheel drive. The green light flashes 2 times a little space and two flashes. It just keeps repeating this. Any clue what might be wrong?

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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98-01 models do not have the ability to store trouble codes and this makes
the troubleshooting procedure more complicated.
is it possible to upgrade a 98-01 to have the ability to store trouble codes? - could the key 98-01 part be simply swapped out for the key '02 part?
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i dont think it would work because of the front diffs arent the same (a speed sensor and selectable 2 to 4 wheel drive)
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itp 589's are a good all purpos mud tire and very tough as well. have them in 26" on my 03 450es foreman. the itp mud lites are ok,ive had 25"at,26"xl's and 28"xl's and i'm pretty sure my 589's do better than all the mud lites
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