I have a 05 Rancher 350 and earlier this winter the darn thing wouldn't shift into gear with the elec shifter button. The neutral (N) light would flash and it wouldnt go into any gear. I cycled the key a few times and it suddenly worked. Tonight I plowed some snow and the same thing happened but it never would go into gear after cycling the key so I had to get out the manual shift lever. It went into gear just fine mechanically, worked a few times, got stuck in 2nd gear, (2) flashing on the dislplay panel, used the mech shifter again. Kind of hit and miss. Soooo, what is wrong, or what is the fix for these ES machines when the shift indicator flashes and it will NOT change gears????
I was wondering if anyone with ES problems has fabricated or bought a mechanical shifter for these machines and just don't use the electric shift??? It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to fabricate a shifter and attach it to the same shaft as the "energency" shifter slides on. Thoughts????