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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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I have an 08 650xt Prowler. Just got everything right on it a couple of weeks ago and have taken it riding twice to try it out. On the first ride I got in a little mud and my actuator quit working. It was one time but its now stuck in 4wd. The 4wd still lights up on the display when I hit the button but nothing from the actuator. I'm going to pull it when i get some time. I've got an 07 700 ATV that I can put on it to see if that's the issue. May try that tomorrow if I get time Is the diff lock controlled by the actuator also? I know its a pull out piece on the dash but it also light up on the display. I didn't know if it was engaged by a cable when you flipped it in diff lock or the actuator. I just know that with the actuator messed up I'm stuck in regular 4wd.

The second thing happened today. We were clearing some new trails on our hunting lease. Got down to where I was going to put some salt out turned it off and when i tried to turn the key I get nothing. The display display come on all my lights and everything else was working but when i turned the key to engage the starter nothing. I had not been in any mud or water. If its in gear you have to press break but that made no difference either. Any where to start would be good. Is there a sensor or anything that could be bad? I checked all the fuses in the fuse box and they looked good. I know that the brake has to be pressed to start in gear could that have anything to do with it? I had to jump the solenoid the rest of the evening.

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You might get lucky and maybe the connections on the actuator got wet. The dif lock on my 07 is cable operated but there is an electrical connection on the actuator that is suppose to automatically engage the 4wd if you flip the lock switch, I've had mine come off a couple times. If you need a free manual you can get one here:
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I have an 08 650xt Prowler. Just got everything right on it a couple of weeks ago and have taken it riding twice to try it out. On the first ride I got in a little mud and my actuator quit working. It was one time but its now stuck in 4wd. The 4wd still lights up on the display when I hit the button but nothing from the actuator. I'm going to pull it when i get some time. I've got an 07 700 ATV that I can put on it to see if that's the issue. May try that tomorrow if I get time Is the diff lock controlled by the actuator also? I know its a pull out piece on the dash but it also light up on the display. I didn't know if it was engaged by a cable when you flipped it in diff lock or the actuator. I just know that with the actuator messed up I'm stuck in regular 4wd.

The second thing happened today. We were clearing some new trails on our hunting lease. Got down to where I was going to put some salt out turned it off and when i tried to turn the key I get nothing. The display display come on all my lights and everything else was working but when i turned the key to engage the starter nothing. I had not been in any mud or water. If its in gear you have to press break but that made no difference either. Any where to start would be good. Is there a sensor or anything that could be bad? I checked all the fuses in the fuse box and they looked good. I know that the brake has to be pressed to start in gear could that have anything to do with it? I had to jump the solenoid the rest of the evening.

I think I'm going to like the bike just need to get a few things ironed out with it
I would say your actuator is bad,you can take those apart but you can't buy parts for them,Not a cheap part,I believe between 200 and 300 dollars.The Diff lock on my 06 is cable operated also and mine lights up in the dash also and says lock.fairmont79 on the forum had the same thing happen on his starter.His starter was bad.

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When you turn the key can you hear the solenoid click? Sounds like the solenoid is bad. Take the wire off the small post on the solenoid, turn the key to start position and check for 12 volts on the wire. If you have voltage on the wire your solenoid is bad. Keep us posted!

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No i don't get any noise. I turn the key to to on everythig powers up on the display, I give it a second turn the key to engage the starter and nothing. No click from the solenoid or anything. I didn't even check to see if there was a fuse on the solenoid. the starter I assume should be good. I crossed the solenoid out the rest of the day and it started up fine like that.


So if my differential lock is activated by cable pull and my bike is stuck in 4wd with the actuator bad shouldn't my differential lock still work?
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No i don't get any noise. I turn the key to to on everythig powers up on the display, I give it a second turn the key to engage the starter and nothing. No click from the solenoid or anything. I didn't even check to see if there was a fuse on the solenoid. the starter I assume should be good. I crossed the solenoid out the rest of the day and it started up fine like that.


So if my differential lock is activated by cable pull and my bike is stuck in 4wd with the actuator bad shouldn't my differential lock still work?
On your 08 if you have to pull your diff lock switch it has a cable,with it locked in 4wd it still should work.How does your diff lock switch work.

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Its a small pull tab beside the 4wd selector. Kind of like an old Yamaha style choke setup
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Its a small pull tab beside the 4wd selector. Kind of like an old Yamaha style choke setup
Yep it's just like mine, It's cable operated.I don't know why it wouldn't be engaging if your stuck in 4wd.

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I've searched a little and it seems you can adjust it some. There is a bracket on the diff with 2 nuts where you can loosen or tighten it. Hopefully it just needs some adjustment.
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I've searched a little and it seems you can adjust it some. There is a bracket on the diff with 2 nuts where you can loosen or tighten it. Hopefully it just needs some adjustment.
Yes you are correct,the one nut works as a jam nut.

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