Thanks MAD, as soon as i figure out what linkage you are talking about, I will check it out for slop. My problem is, the quad is at camp and I just got back from deer season there. So it will be after Christmas before I get back up there. I have a good Clymers manual for this machine but it does not mention anything like that problem in there. I will let you know what I find. By the way, I have a plow for my big bear. The awd on that is unstoppable! hahd!My big bear is getting hard to shift out of reverse. And out of first into neutral. What is the problem and solution?