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1995 polaris sportsman 400 2 stroke wont stay running ran fine parked for a couple days started on choke took tried to accel alittle and it dies any ideas

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SOURCE: engine on my 04 sportsman 400 wo'nt idle unlesss

there is an electronic position sensor in the throttle housing and if the throttle cable sticks even a little the sensor interrupts the flow of electricity and disables the engine to prevent loss of control so chase down your cable and lubricate it and make sure you have full range of movement

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SOURCE: I have a Polaris 700 Sportsman. It runs but will

I would say the voltage regulator since it is not charging

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SOURCE: my 2001 polaris sportsman 90 is having problems

Had the same problem with my 2001 sportsman 90. Weak spark, sometimes no spark, would only run for a few seconds, ect. I found a partially burnt ground wire coming off of the coil. the coil is just above the carb mounted on the frame. Mine was the small black wire on top of the coil and it fixed the five second stalling problem immediately.

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SOURCE: Polaris Sportsman 90 - stalls

Is the choke in the on position? Have you warmed it up enough?

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 Polaris 800 sportsman and it won't stay idleing

adjust the idle screw

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1995 [POLARIS 400 SPORTSMAN. carb has been cleaned AND REBUILT. STARTS AND RUNS GOOD LOW SPEEDS. DRIVES UP TO ABOUT HAlf throttle and cuts out. will restart and run the same again


if thats the 2 stroke (pretty sure it is) you have to watch the crank seals on those. cause running probs and eventually destroy the motor.

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2001 Polaris sportsman 500 will run great for a couple minutes then dies. I let it set for a minute and it fires back up. I have to continue to do this as I am riding and it is very frustrating.


Sounds like the float bowl in the carb is sticking, go get a can called "Sea Foam" from your local parts store add about half the can to a full tank of gas take it for a good ride it will clean out any gunk and deposits in the carb and make it run good again i had the exact problem you are talking about with my wife's Suzuki Eiger 400 i let it sit for 5 months and it caused the carb to get all gummed up i ran Sea Foam in the gas and it runs like brand new again after riding it for about 45 mins.

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My Polaris 400 Sportsman Wont start by the key and when trying to start it by the solenoid it starts sputters and dies how do I fix this problem


90% of the problems that sound like this can be fixed by cleaning the carburetor. I would try that first.

The key problem sounds like the ignition switch is toast.

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Why does my Sportsman 400 start by the pull cord, but will not start with the ignition. It turns over fine.


replace the battery as there is not enough charge to start and provide power for the ignition
when you pull start the max power is provided to the ignition system

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How to tell if seloid bad?


You can check a solenoid by using an ohm meter. Or just take it to a auto shop and ask them to check it for you if you don't have one. They can check it real quick and shouldn't charge you anything.

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2006 Polaris sportsman 90 wont start, It will turn over and turn over, It sat for about 2 years, i took the carborator off, Cleaned it, Theres two ports were i know i could clean so fuel or fumes could get...


the fuel doesn`t pass, the fuel jet clogged ,try to cleaned the carb very nice ,allow small jet and little orifice nozzle in a (soaking bath cleaner.( OVERNIGHT)Do not use wire or .wire brush

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1996 Polaris Sportsman 400 Will Not Start


If your atv has been sitting this long, the carb is probably stopped up internally... take the carb to a qualified professional and have it cleaned and set...(take a few pictures so you know where all the hoses re-attach)

ALL it takes for an engine to run is:
1. A timed spark
2. Adequate compression
3. Proper fuel/air ratio delivered

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