Honda TRX450 Foreman Repair Manual 1998-2004

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Honda TRX450 Foreman Repair Manual 1998-2004
Honda TRX450 Foreman Repair Manual 1998-2004
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The 1998-2004 Honda TRX450 Foreman ATV repair manual by Clymer covers:

  • Honda TRX450 ES, 1998-2001
  • Honda TRX450S, 1998-2001
  • Honda TRX450FE, 2002-2004
  • Honda TRX450FM, 2002-2004

This 418-page Clymer manual includes hundreds of illustrations and photos to help aid motorcycle do-it-yourselfers in maintenance and repair. Whether you need to know the ins and outs of piston sidewall clearance; lubrication and tune-up; clutch and external gearshift linkage; wheels tires and drive chain; front and rear suspension; or any other intricacy of repairing or modifying a Honda TRX450, you'll find it here. Hear a small ping when accelerating TRX 450? Find out how to address the problem, and what it means. The Motor Bookstore will provide free shipping of the 1998-2004 Honda Foreman Manual to the lower 48 United States.

Book Excerpt: 1998-2004 Honda TRX450 Foreman Repair Manual



The selector drive clutch is available only as a unit assembly, except for the final drive pinion shaft and bearing contained in the clutch body.

If the drive clutch is faulty, check for possible damage to the final drive as well. Refer to Chapter Eleven.


An unusual noise is usually the first indication of a drivetrain problem. It is not always easy to diagnose the trouble by determining the source of the noise and the operating conditions that produce it.

Some clues to the cause may be gained by noting whether the noise is a hum, growl or knock; whether it is produced when the vehicle is accelerating under load or coasting; and whether it is heard when the vehicle is going straight or making a turn.

Drivetrain service procedures are covered in Chapter Eleven (front) and Chapter Twelve (rear).

  1. Knocking or pinging during acceleration can be caused by using a lower octane fuel than recommended or a poor quality of fuel. Incorrect carburetor jetting or a spark plug that is too hot can also cause pinging.

    Refer to Correct Spark Plug Heat Range in Chapter Three. Check also for excessive carbon buildup in the combustion chamber or a faulty ICM unit.

  2. Slapping or rattling noises at low speed or during acceleration can be caused by excessive piston-to-cylinder wall clearance. Check also for a bent connecting rod or worn piston pin and/or piston pin holes in the piston.
  3. Knocking or rapping while decelerating is usually caused by excessive rod bearing clearance.
  4. Persistent knocking and vibration or other noise is usually caused by worn main bearings. If the main bearings are good, consider the following:
    1. Loose engine mounts.
    2. Cracked frame
    3. Leaking cylinder head gasket
    4. Exhaust pipe leakage at cylinder head
    5. Stuck piston ring
    6. Broken piston ring
    7. partial engine seizure
    8. Excessive connecting rod small end bearing clearance.
    9. Excessive connecting rod big end side clearance.
    10. Excessive crankshaft run out.
    11. Worn or damaged primary drive gear

  5. A rapid on-off squeal may indicate a compression leak around the cylinder head gasket or spark plug.

Subject: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Honda TRX450 Foreman service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 0892878967 ISBN-13: 9780892878963 | Clymer M205

  • Publisher: Clymer Manuals
  • Pages: 418 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 7 x 10 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-89287-896-3
  • Years: 1998 - 2004
Table of Contents
  • General Information
  • Troubleshooting
  • Lubrication, Maintenance and Tune-up
  • Engine
  • Clutch and External Gearshift Linkage
  • Transmission and Internal Shift Mechanism
  • Fuel and Emission Systems
  • Exhaust System
  • Electrical System
  • Wheels, Tires and Drive Chain
  • Front Suspension and Steering
  • Rear Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Body and Frame
  • Wiring Diagrams
Questions & Answers about Honda TRX450 Foreman Repair Manual 1998-2004

Questions & Answers about Honda TRX450 Foreman Repair Manual 1998-2004

Honda 450estrx will not shift below 2nd gear electic or manyal.
This manual does cover troubleshooting. Thank you.

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Darrell verified customerOctober 27, 2019
Great book
My Honda atv. Maintenance and repair guide is awsum and at a great price.
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Richard Baldwin verified customerApril 26, 2019
Knowledge Source
Most knowledge is gained from reading and listening. The Motor Bookstore is the best source for learning the ins and outs of any vehicle.
The service was easy and immediate. I'm very happy with the purchase.

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Melvin Harvey verified customerDecember 16, 2018
Honda repair manual
Looks like it will be helpful with repairs.
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Dave verified customerMarch 10, 2017
Ok for general repair
Not so good for electrical issues...didnt cover some areas of trouble shooting that I needed. Some pics were dark and grainy so you can't see what's in pic
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better than expected
The book arrived on time and in better condition than expected.
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Service was good
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