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arcticplayer

2005 Arctic Cat 500 will not idle cold or warm

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hello new to the site. I have an 05 500 and it will not idle in the cold or warm i have to pump the gas on the carb then it will start then i have pump it a few times or hold it on a fast idle or it will quit if i want to let it sit and warm up i have to keep it at a fast idle then have to slow it down so it will go into gear. have not taken the carb off yet??? wondering where to look first thanks

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I would start with a thorough cleaning of that carb, make sure to clean EVERYTHING, take it comlpletely apart and blow out all small passages with compressed air. Also, check any rubber parts like diaphragms, gaskets and o-rings.

P.S. could someone move this into the Artic Cat forum?

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arcticplayer, welcome to the community!

* Adjusted thread title to include issue

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thanks for the help i have cleaned the carb and it is all good now seems i had some mud in there would not know how that happened..lol now the only thing is that if i let the bike sit for a day or two i have to pump the carb primer a time or two to start it is that the norm??? and thanks again for the help

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If there is a carb primer, that woud be what it is for. If everything works ok, then I would say it is ok.

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