Question about Polaris ATV
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?
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.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
The problem is related mine does same thing
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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