Dan B

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  1. Car batteries on hisun 800

    One responder said that high cranking amps (CA) might possibly fry the starter. It won't. A starter will use whatever amps it is designed to draw to start the engine under normal conditions. The battery makes available that current up to its capacity. The battery doesn't force the starter to take all 800 amps. It's just that a battery with a high CA will take longer to recharge and an alternator on a UTV/ATV would have to run several hours to recharge one of those batteries that has been discharged. Although CA isn't specified in this way, you can think of the CA as an undefined limit as to how many times you can start the engine before it is discharged to the point that it won't turn over the engine. An 800 CA battery will work longer than a 80 CA battery (not necessarily 10x longer). A big engine will need a high CA battery vs a small UTV/ATV engine. Alternators on UTV/ATV are low capacity. Too many electronics and lights may take away the alternator's ability to recharge the battery in a reasonable time.
  2. Boring is rough cutting the cylinder to a larger size. Honing is removing the rough cuts to make the cylinder walls almost perfectly smooth. A few scratches (not gouges) are left to allow a place for oil to reside to lubricate the piston rings.
  3. Here's link where I deduced some of my info. It may be of some help. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/847961/Joyner-Renegade-R2.html?page=34#manual
  4. This is my guess. It sounds like what you are saying is that the transmission is staying in neutral during the 3rd and 4th gear operation. Have someone operate the gear shift through all 5 speeds. While you're under the vehicle, observe the shift lever operation when shifting from 2nd to 3rd, from 3rd to 4th and from 4th to fifth. I'm thinking that each cable has 3 positions (forward, middle, back). When in any forward gear, one or both of the cables must be away from the middle position (the middle position should be neutral). If both are in the middle position when in 3rd or 4th, then obviously to me at least, the cable that selects 3rd & 4th gear isn't moving the shift lever on the transmission. Check the adjustment and position of that cable at the shift lever and the transmission. Maybe the lever and cable are moving but the shaft on the transmission isn't. Maybe the new cable itself is defective. It's hard to troubleshoot from a distance, so I'm only offering a suggestion. Whenever I work on something and it doesn't work, my first and only suspicion is that I did something incorrectly and it wasn't necessarily caused by a failure.
  5. what to do with old Joyner ?

    You have a few options depending upon its age and general condition. 1. Replace the differential 2. Sell it as-is 3. Part it out. 4. Weld a patch over the hole (if the differential casing is weldable). We can't really decide for you. We can only give you options. Probably #2 or #3 because of it being 11 years old unless you can get a free or very low priced differential.
  6. If any of Joyner owners are out and about, could you please let me know what your engine RPMs vs Vehcile speed is when you're in 5th gear? My Renegade sounds like it's wound up real tight when traveling. For instance, I get about 10 mph per 1,000 RPMs while in 5th gear (45 mph = 4500 RPMs). Is that normal? I'm used to lower RPMs. Other ATVs & UTVs running round my neighborhood that sound like their engine RPMs aren't that high.
  7. Doesn't want to start

    The smell of raw gas in the exhaust tells me one or more of your injectors might be stuck open. The excess fuel pressure after shutdown might be bleeding off into the cylinder making restart difficult. But that would also show black smoke upon start up. If you have a source of compressed air, you might be able to see or feel air coming out the injector. Worth a try.
  8. Blue Smoke

    If it's blue smoke all the time (sitting at idle & while driving), it's most likely the oil control rings. A compression test won't expose that problem. But if the oil control rings are bad, it's likely that the compression rings are also bad (might show low compression). If only under heavy acceleration, it's the valve stem seals. The vacuum created under heavy acceleration can cause oil to be drawn past worn valve stem seals. This info is from many websites on automobile engines. ATV/UTV engines aren't much different.
  9. 09 joyner trooper t2 1100cc

    I would think any hydraulic system, if vented, should have a very outstanding filter to keep dust and debris out of the system, especially of road vehicles. Here's a l;ink that addresses the placement of the power steering pump's reservoir. http://www.pscmotorsports.com/pdf/tech/reservoir_tips.pdf
  10. 09 joyner trooper t2 1100cc

    I'm not a fan of any "cure in a can" solution, but you might try some belt dressing. It makes the belt and pulley have a slightly higher coefficient of friction. If the belt is slipping, that may help. The squealing from belt slipping is different than a whining from low PS fluid level. Another thought of mine. Most PS systems that I'm familiar with have the reservoir at the pump or very close to it. Yous is located quite a distance; probably because of clearance problems with the installation. That could be an issue.to consider. Pumps are of four general types: a combination of high/low pressure with high/low volume. PS pumps are Low Volume High Pressure. They aren't capable of drawing a high vacuum through a long line.
  11. My guess: I believe the high RPM requirement has something to do with the relatively low torque of the engine itself. With a higher HP & torque value, the transmission & differential can have lower gear ratios giving better top end speeds at lower engine RPMs. My 6.0L engine can move my 8000lb van at 65 mph with the engine turning at 1800 rpm..
  12. I have a 2014 Joyner Renegade R2 1100cc. I've seen many posts about these bolts sheering off. I don't run my R2 very hard. I live in the desert southwest; not much mud around here. I'm just wondering if I've got a potential of having the same problem or do these bolts only sheer off when running hard through deep mud and such. Did Joyner realize this problem and include 12.9 bolts in later versions, like my model year? Seems like this problem appears in the earlier model years.
  13. I'm new to 4WD. I have a 2014 Renegade T2, 1100cc engine, 1700 mi. I'm having difficulty selecting 4WD. I don't want to do anything that might cause damage. The only info I can find is to bring the UTV to a complete stop before selecting 4WD. When I do that, the handle doesn't seem to engage 4WD; it doesn't stay in the down position. Do I have to release the clutch? Do I have to drive forward / backward to make it engage? I don't think I have a transmission problem (no grinding of any gears). Maybe a cable adjustment issue? Thanks in advance for your help.
  14. Camshaft timing mark

    It's a timing mark. The crankshaft gear tooth with a timing punch mark is lined up with the camshaft punch mark. You should get a service manual to ensure they are lined up correctly.
  15. I know it has to connect the front axles to the drive train either through the differential or inside the transaxle itself. In my research, it's in the front differential. I'm reluctant to take anything apart at this point since I'm new to 4WD and off-roading. I just want to know if the lever is operating normally. I don't want it to pop out of 4WD on the fly and maybe cause damage. Thank you for any info and insight you can provide.
  16. The 4WD lever is "spongy" and doesn't feel like it's locked into the 4WD position even though the transaxle seems to be in 4WD.
  17. Yep, I did notice. Many "help me posts" are very old. But I posted anyway in case someone needs to do an emergency repair until they can find the necessary, hard to find parts.
  18. What exactly is wrong with the female portion of the connector? It looks okay unless there's a broken connection inside the connector. I presume the male connector is okay. You can replace the pins on many connectors without replacing the housing. If the wire is broken inside, you might be able to pop out the broken one (with a small pin probe) and solder or otherwise remake the connection. I have, in the past, cut off the bad connector, crimped on a matching solderless connector to the individual wires and plugged the wires back into the circuit. Not on any ATV or UTV, but I have done it on my truck because the connector was more expensive that I thought is should be. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
  19. Brake Master Cylinder

    I'll presume you've removed most of the air from the master cylinder. The usual process of that is to bench bleed the master cylinder before installation. If you use method A, make sure your pedal pumper keeps their foot on the brake pedal and ride it down to the floor while you open the wheel cylinder bleeder valve. Tell him not to take his foot off the pedal until you close the bleeder valve. I make sure I tell my assistant that every time. My assistant may not know how the bleeding process works. Method B, in my opinion, is the best followed by method C which is good. Method C uses a hand operated pump which is less expensive than the setup required for Method B. I wouldn't use D - to easy to introduce air or contaminants.
  20. 2008 Renagade 4 missing on number 2 cyl

    You want the compression to be nearly the same on all three cylinders for balance. 120 is a little low; should be closer to about 135 with not more than 10% (13.5 lbs) variation between the cylinders. You may only have to adjust the valves to fix the issue (hopefully).
  21. 2008 Renagade 4 missing on number 2 cyl

    If the firing order was incorrect, you'd have two cylinders with problems. With two of three cylinders not firing properly, I'd expect an extremely rough running engine. Checking the compression would be a good idea. Maybe a valve is stuck open; just partially is all it would take.
  22. Trooper T4 No Spark

    I have an R2-1100cc witch is almost like a trooper with a different body style. After I turn the ignition on, I have to wait about 3-5 seconds for the gauges to cycle before I can start the engine. It probably has something to do with the ECU "booting" up. I don't think the ECU gets power until the ignition switch is in the "ON" position. Like the computer you are using now, you can't turn it on and use it until it boots up. At least that'w what makes sense to me.
  23. 800 Joyner engine Gage's don't work

    I have a Renegade but the wiring is probably close to the same. Take a close look at your speedometer and tachometer connections. There's one wire that goes to all of your gauges including the speedometer and tachometer. A break in the wire at one of those two (speed or tach) will interrupt the power going to the rest of the gauges. That's the only thing common to all of your gauges (other than the fuse which you said is good). I should ask if your warning lights work. They are powered from that same wire. If they don't operate, then I'm leaning to a bad connection at the speed or tachometer.
  24. John Deere 825I

    The 825i uses the exact same Chery engine as the Renegade with the 812cc engine. It's transverse mounted to accommodate the CVT transmission. It wouldn't surprise me that much of the Trooper engine parts (1183cc) are interchangeable with the 812cc engine. The 1183cc looks like it's an 812cc engine that has been modified to accommodate the extra cylinder. 812cc ÷ 3 cylinders = 270.666cc for each cylinder. 270.666cc x 4 cylinders = 1082.666cc
  25. trooper 1100 2010 ONLY DOWN STEEP GRADES

    From your description it sure sounds like you have a fuel starvation problem. I would keep the fuel filter before the fuel pump to protect the pump form failure. Your fuel starvation problem could be a crack or loose pickup tube in the fuel tank that is exposed to air above the fuel level inside the tank. Another owner on another board went through his entire fuel system. Cleaned the tank, installed the filter before the fuel pump (his was installed backwards), replaced fuel lines, cleaned the pickup tube, added a vacuum line from the fuel pressure regulator to the intake air plenum. His problem was fuel starvation after about 15-20 minutes of operation on level ground. But his issues may lead you to a solution. I doubt he had to go through all that, but he cold almost guarantee that he'd fix the problem.