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1996 Yamaha Timberwolf Rebuild/Repair


Chris Chitwood

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Hi, I’m a 16 year old that is wanting to get more into vehicle and mechanic repair. My dad has an old ‘96 Timberwolf that he doesn’t remember running since I was born. I want to get it running again as a memory for him and to help us be able to hunt together, and of course so I can learn how engines work more than the little information I know now. I’ve pulled the carburetor and gas tank off of it, and the carburetor is getting cleaned by a friend. I can post photos of the condition it’s in later, I’m just curious where I should start in my journey to get it running again. The power switch is broken off of the handlebar, so I am looking into fixing it, along with the pull cord. I’m afraid the engine is seized up, and I’m curious to hear any input anyone has. Thank you all.

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@Ajmboy Hopefully, if all goes as planned I will have the carb back around New Year, cleaned and ready to use. I’ll have to replace the starter switch, which I’ve researched and found a good price on. I’m not sure how old the battery is, but I can check tomorrow, I’ll probably replace it just to be sure I have a good one. I have one question though. I tried to initially start it with the pull cord, but when I tried the cord went slack and won’t pull back into the spool. I tried to take the screw/bolts out of the cover to remove it and try to fix the cord, but they were previously stripped. How should I go about pulling the cover off in order to fix the cord? Should I just cut a slit in it with a dremel, remove the screw, and find replacements? Thank you for your help.

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Hey @Chris Chitwood welcome to Quadcrazy. 
Nice atv you got there. If the screws or bolts are exposed enough on the pull starter you might be able to grab them with a visegrip pliers.  But before you do that see if you can spray the inside with WD-40 utilizing the small red tube on the tip to get inside the pull starter and spray it good and let it sit. 
If the recoil spring is broke then it will need to be replaced but it just may be rusted inside.  

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@Frank Angerano thank you for your advice. I sprayed the WD-40 like you said earlier in the day, and I just tried to get the cord to retract. I haven’t had any luck. I tried to use vice grips on the screws, but there isn’t enough room between the cover and the screw to do any work. I also tried to slit the head of the screw and use a screwdriver to remove it, but the metal is too soft and I still can’t get it loose. I am questioning whether I should cut the head off of the screw and use vice grips after removing to cover to remove the rest of the screw. I would appreciate any other ideas you have.

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Give these a shot. Ive had some luck with em.  
Screw Extractor, [Upgraded Version][5 Pieces] Diyife Stripped Screw Remover, Damaged Screw Bolt Extractor Set, Speed Out Drill Bits Guide Set for Broken or Damaged Screws Made from H.S.S. 4341#, Gold https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07D3N7NFP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WrvaEbGED4G7C

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