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1994 Yamaha Timberwolf 250 Won't crank without neutral light on

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I own a 1994 Timberwolf 250 and use it around the farm, I use it a few times a week if the weather is OK. The other day I went to park it and put it in neutral and when it got there the green light went out. I know it is in neutral because I can push it where I need to, and the battery is good because the lights work fine, but when I hit the starter I get nothing. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Greg

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Have you tried to pushstart it? I would try that and see if that gets it to start. Have you checked your battery connections? You could try rocking it, it might be stuck in-between gears and thats why it won't start.

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if it is stuck in between gears it would only roll for a few feet then the synchro would pop it into a gear. does all of your other lights work. if they do you could bypass the neutral switch or replace the switch. this is the most likely cause. but i would definately start with the power and ground area first. if that is ok then i would look @ the switch.

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Does it start if you hold the hand brake lever down? The light not coming on in neutral is probably the neutral safety switch on it's way out.

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