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Jayball

2000 Honda TRX350FE 4X4 - NEED CARB HELP

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Been sittin 6 months. Put in fresh gas and it started but soon noticed fuel running out on floor. Removed carb and cleaned. Did not see any problem. Remove fuel tank, drain and gas looked clean. Put carb back on and had to keep choke pulled out to run and pops thru carb a little when give throttle. Install aftermarket kit, clean again and it does same thing. I cleaned and used old jet as not sure ones in kit correct. Spark plug does not look fouled. Any direction given will be greatly appreciated. Newbe to ATV but can follow advice and decent mechanic on some stuff.

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the little passages inside the carb need to be clear, and an easy way to do it is with a stripped twist tie from a garbage bag. an air compressor would be perfect to get everything out too (with carb cleaner of course). the needle and seat has to be near perfect, too sloppy-> it'll leak and too tight-> it won't flow. cheriah is the carb queen, and a member here. message her and she'll tell you some tricks too.

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Thanks for the quick reply. I cleaned with carb cleaner and compressed air. I will try the small wire in a few days when I can work on it again. One guy suggested it might be a stuck valve. What are your thoughts on this?

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i'm really not the best guy with carbs, i ran to cheriah with my problem :laugh:

i had mine ripped apart a dozen times before i got it right with the rebuild kit.

cheriah is awesome and loves to help out. sorry i'm not the best help for you ...

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If it still leaks past the float needle, take a Q-Tip with some brass polish or something like crest toothpaste, put the Q-Tip in your cordless drill and lightly polish float valve seat for about 45-60 seconds. Use carb cleaner and spray off polish and use compressed air to get it all out. I have done this on carbs that looked ready for the trash.

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