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Ashley Bell

Honda 300ex 2005 won't start

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I have a 2005 Honda 300EX that won't start. I've changed the starter and I've changed the solenoid. When I try to push start it the back wheels skid, it's a manual. I've charged the battery and I've done the screwdriver trick with the solenoid that won't start it. It tries to crank but it won't turn over.  

I was out riding for about an hour or two and then it quit on me. Before I went riding I change the air filter and I change the oil. 

Heeeeelp. Suggestions? I'm learning all of this info myself from forums. Thanks. 

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Anytime you have starting issues, start by diagnosing the basics.  Fuel and Spark.  Remove the spark plug and give the hole a good wiff.  Does it smell like gas?  You should be getting fuel.  Confirm this by disconnecting fuel lines to make sure the fuel is getting to the cylinder.  

Spark:  You can remove the spark plug, put it back in the wire, and then hold the tip of the spark plug against the engine block.  Make sure to scrap away any dirt on the area you touch the spark plug to so you have good metal to metal contact.  Now hit the start button.  You should be able to see the spark arcing on the plug. 

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Wish there was a way to check spark for people like me that only have the recoil working, ha! 
It works the same. Just lodge or clamp the plug where it has good metal contact and pull the rope.
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2 hours ago, Tim-ANC said:

It works the same. Just lodge or clamp the plug where it has good metal contact and pull the rope.

Yup, should work exactly the same.  As soon as you pull you should see the spark arcing.  

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