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Anyone had a problem with their ride moving as soon as you let off the brake when you put it in gear? Forward or reverse hi low doesn’t matter it’s moving as soon as you shift in. It’ll lunge when you shift holding the brake. I’ve noticed it getting harder to shift F/R when out crawling. I looked through the shop manual but didn’t see anything about an adjustment for the clutch. Anyone have any ideas or already been down this path? Thanks for the help in advance.
 

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Haven’t changed anything that would affect the fuel system. The first time I noticed it lunge holding the brake it probably had 10hrs on it, now it’s got about 50hrs and it got super noticeable last night moving it out of the shop. Since these things are injected not carbureted I’m assuming this is a back to the dealer kind of
 

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Yeah it’s still under warranty, was just trying to avoid being without it for a couple weeks. I might crawl around up under the dash and check out the pedal, then play the shoot a little starting fluid around abd see if It revs up exposing an intake leak. If I don’t find anything I’ll take it in. I appreciate the insight.
 

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If you pull the center dash out, there is easy access to the throttle cable and sensor (Its an electronic throttle). You can manually push up on the sensor arm and see if the idle rpm drops. If it does, adjust your throttle cable there or see if something is blocking it from closing all the way. My buddy had his throttle pedal loose pulling the floorboards and his throttle pedal twisted a round I guess. Idled fine until you put it in gear and would pull. Machine seems to raise the idle a little in gear vs neutral.
 

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I’ll def check that out. I didn’t make any changes that would affect fueling like kraftwerksjason asked but I was in the dash to hook up whips and the light bar, and now that I think about that’s about when all this started. I may have something in the way of it closing or something pulling on the cable. Thanks!
 

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Been mudding lately? Honestly if the idle is the same...the clutch is the first place I'd start. Yank the cover an see what it looks like
 

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Alright so seems like everyone had a point, it was idling too high about 1300 pulled the dash out there must have been something blocking the cam for the throttle cable as soon as the dash move it dropped a bit. I took a piece of sandpaper and cleaned up the face of the throttle cable cam/sensor it dropped another bit now she’s idling right at 1000. The clutch wasn’t too bad but def needed a good blowing out. I started by pulling the clutch cover and the clutch was spinning in neutral at idle. Now she’s idling right and clutch is staying still until it needs to move. Thanks for the input everyone, I think a lot of issues just need some extra thoughts to solve. Thanks again.
 

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I’m a little late to this one

But was going to say. What’s rpm’s
Should be at 1200/1250. When idling.

Had my run with idling issues and a bad ECU flash, in the past
 

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Great thread!
 

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Alright so seems like everyone had a point, it was idling too high about 1300 pulled the dash out there must have been something blocking the cam for the throttle cable as soon as the dash move it dropped a bit. I took a piece of sandpaper and cleaned up the face of the throttle cable cam/sensor it dropped another bit now she’s idling right at 1000. The clutch wasn’t too bad but def needed a good blowing out. I started by pulling the clutch cover and the clutch was spinning in neutral at idle. Now she’s idling right and clutch is staying still until it needs to move. Thanks for the input everyone, I think a lot of issues just need some extra thoughts to solve. Thanks again.
There ya go dude. That’s what’s great about this forum, you have a problem, there’ll be a bunch of us jumping on it to help ya out.
 

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If it's still lurching at normal idle there still a problem in the clutch or maybe your shift linkage. Check your belt thickness a worn belt can cause that as well
 

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Just a thought. I would imagine it was tuff to shift into gear with the idle being high. You might want to pull the center console and inspect all the shift linkage for any damage.
 

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At 1,300 rpm or higher, it doesn't like to shift. I know on cold starts the ECU holds the rpm's up a bit, 1,300-1,350 rpm, until it has warmed up a touch. Just like any other modern fuel injected engine. I've learned to be patient and not try to shift it right away...
 

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Anyone had a problem with their ride moving as soon as you let off the brake when you put it in gear? Forward or reverse hi low doesn’t matter it’s moving as soon as you shift in. It’ll lunge when you shift holding the brake. I’ve noticed it getting harder to shift F/R when out crawling. I looked through the shop manual but didn’t see anything about an adjustment for the clutch. Anyone have any ideas or already been down this path? Thanks for the help in advance.
Mine did this last week. Put it in reverse at normal idle and it lunged backwards after a new ECM Tune. I think it was actually my shift cable was out of adjustment. It was coming out of high gear on steep decents or hard engine braking at the time. I will post if things change now that I have adjusted my cable. At high idle (cold) it will do it too. But now more that I have it tuned. Definitely try and pull back on your shift lever when it is in high. If it moves at all - your cable is too loose.
 

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I think it is not fully engaging and when it does it goes backwards faster than normal. Kind of like a RZR does when giving it gas to engage the traditional centrifugal clutch system
 

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I noticed if I rev up the engine and let it die down it does it more, like there is energy trapped in the flywheel or clutch or something (doesnt make sense I know). I will try it again now that I have my cable adjusted to see if it made a difference.
 
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