Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Big Island Hawaii
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Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii. I have been reading this forum for several months and really appreciate the quality discussions.
My 2008 Teryx has 24 hours on the hour meter. A few weeks ago while on a ride up on Mauna Kea Mountain (11,000 feet elevation), clanking noises started coming out of the transmission while in low gear, going uphill (my wife counted 85 occurrences). The noise did not appear while going downhill, or in high range. I did not have problems with the transmission slipping out of gear and the cable was properly adjusted.
My dealer is first rate and I highly commend their integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction. After a lengthy period of diagnosis, the dealer informed me that there was too much “gear lash” when the unit left the factory. This points to a manufacturing defect and will therefore be covered under warranty. Apparently, there are factory shims that are used to dial in the correct spec.
When it comes to machines, “strange noises” are never a good thing.