2003 450es Shifting Problems - Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2010, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Honda Rider
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
2003 450es Shifting Problems

I have a 2003 450ES and I am experiencing a shifting issue. Here is my problem...

From a dead stop position, I can shift perfectly up from 1-5 gear while riding. However, while riding, I can't down shift at all. It started out being that I had to completely stop in order to get it to downshift and now it is difficult to get it to downshift at all.

I checked the battery and it checked out at 12.3V, the battery cables are in good shaped and have good contact with the battery. I have not received a blinking gear number to indicate a fault. As mentioned above, it is only to downshift, the upshift works great?

Please help.
BrianReynolds is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
Honda Rider
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
I unplugged everything electronically, cleaned them up good, tested everthing from angle sensor to you name it, put them back together and low and behold. Problem solved. No replacements parts just a good cleaning. My son has rode on it all day today and is on his second tank of gas and no problems. I wish they were all this easy!!! Now I need to look at my transmission problem on the Rincon 650...
BrianReynolds is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 04:55 PM
toodeep's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: south dakota
Posts: 11,609
Good to hear you have it solved. Do you have a thread on the Rincon?
toodeep is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Honda Rider
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 23
if you go to docsatvservice(dot)com and order his bolt on hand or foot shifter for the ES models. you can ride alot more than waiting on getting a part for the ES or spending alot of mone trying to fix the ES . his number is 601-659-9931
rhino 660 lifted is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome