HELP! Ski-doo Reverse - Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 28
HELP! Ski-doo Reverse

Just got done installing a brand new reverse kit in my '97 Ski-Doo Formula Z 583. Forward works flawlessly, however when I put into reverse and give it throttle it starts to move very slowly and as the clutch engages, it makes a terrible high-pitched grinding sound! Metal flakes in bottom of chaincase too after. I tightened my chain as tight as I could by hand and it said to back off only as far as to get pin in, i was able to get pin in but I think it's too tight. I also read belt deflection being off could cause the same problem. Really bummed as I thought it would work great....what could be wrong???
88exciter is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 06:18 PM
Senior Member
snowmutt's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,236
Belt defection would not have anything to do with the flakes in the case!

Sounds like your gears arn't lining up right .
Pull the cover and see whats binding . Clean it all up and work the reverse and make sure it shifts in place. Sounds like your linkage is not right and it's binding up .

You can test it with the cover off too so you can see whats what. Just don't ride it
btw your chain tension is correct...finger tight ..backoff to the 1st hole ..set pin.


Last edited by snowmutt; 10-18-2010 at 06:21 PM.
snowmutt is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome