Another Rancher ES Shifting Problem
I've searched the forum and could not find anyone who has had my exact problem so I thought I would ask.
I have a 2004 rancher with 378 miles, thing is like new. When you shift it into first gear with the electric shift, the display will show "1" and then "--" and the rancher will not move. If I give it some gas and continue to press the upshift button it will eventually take gear and stay in for a while, but it usually slips into neutral when I let off of the gas. When am moving along sometimes I can shift into second and third but I have to shift several times to get it to stay in gear. I have not been able to get past third gear. Downshifts with electric shifter and always goes into reverse. There is no grinding of any sort.
It does the exact same thing with the back up manual shifter.
I pulled the front cover off. Everything looks good the best I can tell. Shift plate looks good, shift drum star doesn't have any broken ears. Does anyone have a clue about what else I can check next? Not sure if it is normal but it looks like the outer centrifugal clutch has been hot at some point as it is discolored in places.
Thanks in advance.