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About gouletp

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  1. The thing sat since Christmas 2018 and while I decided whether to replace the starter (which I finally did today). I am not sure if I added fuel stabilizer or not but chances are good I did. I kept the one year-old battery well charged during the winter. It turns over well but won't start. I have a blue spark on a brand new plug. When I pour a bit of fuel down the cylinder, the engine starts and runs for a few seconds (once for as long as about 8 sections) and then dies. Even before adding fuel to the cylinder I noticed that the spark plug was wet with fuel. The air filter looks a bit dirty so I removed it just to see if the engine would start better but it made no difference. If the fuel did not contain stabilizer then the carb may be gummed up. I don't really want to remove the carb to do a thorough cleaning. Is there a product I can spray into the carb while the engine turns over that will clean the carb? Any other suggestions? Thank you
  2. I finally removed the starter. It appears to be seized....at least I can't turn the gear with my fingers, which I should be able to do, right? Do you think the bearings are shot? What else could it be? Thank you.
  3. Thank you for the reply. I forgot to mention that my atv is a 1992 Kawa Bayou300 4x4 which has a manual transmission.
  4. I had the brushes replaced about a year ago but you got me remembering more details. A few months ago, when the starter stopped working, well it didn't just stop working. It sounded like the starter was spinning but not engaging. Then after a few tries the starter stopped altogether and the solenoid started clicking. I left it until now. I'll remove the starter and bench test it. I doubt the engine is seized but I guess it could be . Anyway, the pull start doesn't work. Could I tow it and jam it in first gear to check if the engine is seized? It's a 4x4 in case that matters. It would be easier than removing side covers etc. Thank you for the reply.
  5. Hi. When I press the starter switch, the solenoid clicks and the starter doesn't turn. The battery is good (about 12.6 volts). I tried shorting the two big bolts on the solenoid with a screwdriver. I got sparks and the starter didn't turn. I tried running a booster cable directly to the starter post but all I get is a bunch of sparks. I connected the positive side of the battery to the post or bolt on the starter. I connected the negative side of the battery to the frame, Did I connect everything wrong? I don't know why I get the sparks. Thank you
  6. I used this on my atv and I have another one for my tractor. It's very cold here in the winter and it does the trick. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/coleman-2-5-watt-12-volt-solar-battery-maintainer-0112007p.html#srp
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  8. I am having the same issues as original poster. Can someone tell me how to get to the pickup coil? Do I just remove the cover on the left side? I want to check the connectors. Thanks.

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