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Check these first before replacing parts!- Any vehicle

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First relax, take a deep breath, stand back and analyze the situation.

No crank (electric start)

Check to make sure the key is on

Battery - chk for 12v @ batt, chk w/ load tester, chk acid/water levels

Fuses - chk wiring to fuses, chk fuse holder, fusible links, starter connection

wiring- MAKE SURE ALL grounds and connections are clean and tight

kick start/pull start - if it starts that way the motor isnt blown :) now narrow diag to starter circuit

Crank no start-

Bad gas - an atv sitting for a year isnt going to start right away nor run correctly. Remove old gas, clean filter and drain/clean carb

E-switch - make sure kill switch is on

Running issues -

wiring- make sure all connections are clean, tight (cable ties) and waterproofed

carb- if you dont know how to adjust your carb have someone do it as I found out there is an art to it. if it is a factory carb follow the service manual.

water - "runs like shit after I went through 4 feet of water" - Ummm yeah

D/L a service manual for your atv. Most are free. Someone has to have one.

Everyone on QC has had a similar problem and maybe a solution, but what may sound like a ticking to you could sound like a rod knock to someone else.

We arent there so we dont know but I do know everyone on here is very helpful

Invest in a quality set of tools and KNOW HOW TO USE THEM! The tools that came with your atv arent quality tools. Start with the easiest things first. If you have 2 similar quads swap parts first.

Today I had a brand new boom piston that was bad from the factory. It cost me $3800. The factory swore I was doing something wrong but I went through their checklist and did some common sense checking before I called them. So now they are paying all shipping and restocking fees. This could of gotten ugly and expensive if I just started replacing everything else in that hydraulic circuit and assumed the brand new piston wasnt the problem.

Anyone else want to add some common things to check, please do as one person never has all the answers.

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