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bradken19

1997 Suzuki King Quad - Starting Problems

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the king quad had sit for about 1 1/2 years. So I rebuilt the carb and now it will not start. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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it will not even start when spraying starter fluid in the air box, but it will start if I spray the fluid in the rubber boot after the carb. After it starts, it will run perfect until you shut it off for a while and then it will not start again.

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there's something not right in the kit rebuild, something is still plugged somewhere or the choke is plugged. you really need those garbage bag twist ties to clear all the passages. i know, i had mine apart and put back together 5 or 6 times before i did the twist ties, and after that it worked perfect ... just a suggestion ... can you tell if the bowl is getting gas?

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COMPRESSED AIR is your best friend when it comes to carb cleaning. just make certain all the rubber diaphragms and o-rings are out of the carb body before you use it. small parts can almost go into orbit with 100+ psi of air! i also use a spray can of carb or brake cleaner to verify that all of the tiny passages are open. MAKE CERTAIN you wear safety glasses doing that! an eye full of chemicals will feel like your eyeball has 2 foot flames coming out of it. and depending on what it is, possibly even permanent eye damage. DON'T ask me how i know that!

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On 3/31/2019 at 2:28 PM, Ronald van Belkum said:

I thought the battery was bad. got a new one and it still acts like a dead battery. Turns over 1-2 times then click.  I have a 1997 king quad. 350.

Did you check all your electrical contacts from battery terminals to starter?

 

I did that with mine as well as taking the starter apart and cleaning it well.

 

Works like a champ now.

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Yep.

 

Or the notoriously bad petcock.

 

Anyway, it appears there are multiple topics going on here.

 

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