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post #1 of 21 Old 01-06-2010, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Prairie 360 4wheel drive problems

I have a 2003 Prairie 360 4X4 that is having 4 wheel drive problems. My problems is that it is currently in 4wd but will not dis-engage. I removed the actuator and verified that it is working. I cleaned it up and greased it according to Mudinmyblood's website. Connected it to a charger and she spins. But it will not disengage. Anything i can do to get it to dis-engage? Or am i testing the actuator the wrong way? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 21 Old 01-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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check the 2x4 4x4 switch

Check and make sure the 2x4 4x4 switch is good.

Anything flashing on the meter display?
Is the battery up?
(explain all you can)
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took the switch apart and all is good. nice and clean. no corrosion anywhere. Yes both my belt and 4wd light are flashing. I have ordered a new belt and waiting for it to come in to clear the check belt light. as for the 4wd light it flashes at about a 1 second interval. i am trying to locate my multimeter to start testing.
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ok

Ok.......... when you correct your belt problem and reset the belt light switch your 2x4 4x4 system should reset and be fine. They both work together with sensors...............

Is your belt bad?
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I looked at it and there appears to be cracks beyween the teeth or grooves. I have had it about 2 years and have hardly used it. I have cleaned the carb and rebuilt. Starts just fine and idles fine. Just no speed does about 15-20 mph. I am assuming due to belt and being in limp mode. Also noticed it takes a second or two to get going once i place i gear. Would like to get it running right and start using it more. Bought for daughter but she doesnt want it.


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Yes ...replace the belt if its damaged in any way.

If the belt gets too loose or damaged it will trip the switch inside the cover and cause the limp mode which limits the engine rpms, won't shift in 4x4 etc..
If the belt is good you just need to adjust it if needed and reset the belt switch.

The 2x4 4x4 goes into error and flashes if you turn on the ign switch with the connections on the actuators unplugged.
So when you correct the belt prob you should be ready to ride.

I was up there a few years ago it was really pretty and it looked much like North East Texas with the rolling hills, trees, and such................
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OK, i have replaced the belt and reset the belt light switch. But it is still flashing the same. Plus my 4x4 still will not dis-engage. Plus now my belt is squealing and it takes a few seconds to get going in gear. Anything else i can do?
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adjust belt...........

Did you adjust the belt correctly?

And did you do the reset procedure to reactivate the belt failure mode.....by unconnecting/connecting module and turning switch on/off ?




Check here for the belt..........
MudInMyBlood Forums How To: Tighten the Belt
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Do you mean the deflection? yes i did, right at around 1"

yes on the reset procedure
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Service manual.........

Ok ....You may have a bad actuator or something......You need a service manual to know how to test everything with a test meter............
If you don't have a service manual then post a new thread for "help" in getting one for your machine.

Some of these guys will kick in and help with a pdf. file





This what my Brute manual says..........




Kawasaki Engine Brake Control and
Selectable 2WD/4WD System Malfunction:
Actuators failed
Speed sensor short or open
Forward/Reverse detecting sensor short or
open
Actuator controller failed
Controller 10A fuse blown
Battery disconnected
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