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1996 Polaris Sportsman 400 4 wheeler kill switch problem.

The kill switch on my 96 Polaris Sportsman 400 does not work sometimes and once in a while my start button does not work either. Neither the key or the kill switch will turn off the machine so I have to choke out the machine in order to shut it off but then when the switch is in the off position the machine will not start until I have the switch in the run position so it is like the switch is working properly but just will not kill the machine when it is running. I did try another used switch but had the same results so any ideas what the problem could be? I don't know if this is a related problem but sometimes when I'm driving the 4 wheeler it will start bogging down like the plug is fouling out but I replace the plug and there is no difference but it will normally works itself out of it and runs fine until it happens again. Normally this happens more so when I give the machine a lot of throttle vs just babying it along. I don't know if these problems could be coming from the same issue but I just thought I would mention it just in case. I was wondering if it could be a coil and plug wire problem?

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For problem #1 I would suspect a bad connection, it is a black wire I believe where it conencts to your CDI box, clean that connection on that wire and put it back together.

For problem #2 check your air filter, it probably needs replacing, not enough air and too much gas, a bad filter will end up fouling the plug if the motor cannot breathe.

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The problem is related mine does same thing

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it needs a new shut off switch,no the button the engine end

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