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    SOLVED!! Surging/cutting out in high/low

    Sorry for my first post to be a distress call but here is what I have... Picked up a used '13 Mav a few weeks ago and had been running flawlessly up the roads, down the trails and general bombing around until yesterday. My brother was riding on the farm and all of a sudden it just started cutting in and out in the forward ranges. It idles and revs fine in park and neutral, functions totally normal in reverse, but go to high or low, give it gas and it jumps from normal rpms to zero and back constantly and sounds like its backfiring while doing it. I was thinking throttle body or tps at first, but the problem only in forward ranges has me baffled. Has anyone come across this or have any thoughts?
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    always start with the easy stuff
    change plugs
    add fresh gas
    check filters
    check fault codes
    forward is a higher gear then reverse
    so it has a bigger load on the motor
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    I had something similar happen to me a while ago. Check you seat belt safety plug. On my X3 it is under the drivers seat. Mine became loose and it would lose the connection and put it into safety mode which will not allow you to go over 10mph.

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    X2 on seat belt
    Life doesent get much better than eating taco’s down at scorpian bay ,baja sur
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    No go on the seat belt. Does it with it hooked up or not. I even jumpers the plug and same deal. It’s not that it’s going into safe mode or anything. Just flat out won’t run right in the drive ranges. I’m lucky if I can feather it enough to get it to 10 mph. What’s weird to me is that it’s fine in any other gear and will rev to the moon in any of them. I just put a tank of fresh gas in on Friday. Im gonna pull the plugs and look at em but I’m doubtful since it doesn’t miss a beat in anything but forward range.

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    Check the plug on the gear position indicator in the trans. It is a round plastic piece to the rear of the engine on the right hand side. Need to pull the passenger seat and plastic under the seat to access it. Make sure the connection is clean and tight. Take the indicator off and look at that, too. My 13 Mav was going into limp mode and reading "Transmission Fault" on the dash sometimes when running a fast trail. I did the above. Never saw anything wrong, but the problem was gone after that. Good luck.

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    Just tried that. No different result. I don’t get any fault codes or limp mode or anything. Just acts like a bucking bronco in hi or lo.

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    Have you tried flooring it in reverse while pressing the override switch to see if it does it? The other thing I would try is take the plastic covers off both sides of the engine compartment, have it running and then wiggle, pull and push every wire that you can see. It sounds electrical to me. Could be loose connection or a broken wire inside a harness.

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    Yep. Runs perfect in reverse with or without switch. I'm gonna try to trace some more wiring down tonight when I get home.

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    Have you tried going forward and pushing the overide switch ?
    Life doesent get much better than eating taco’s down at scorpian bay ,baja sur
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