So i'm in iraq and our little nissian pickup igntion switch got fried to when it hit a piece of metal and started sparking since then the switch has been dead. The Truck still has power because i can turn the lights on and turn signals but nothing happens when i turn the switch. Anyways was hoping there might be a fuse somewhere or something else that i might be able to do to fix this problem.
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When checking for spark at the plug make sure the outer metal part of the sparkplug is grounded to the engine, make sure the main ignition switch is on, make sure the emergency switch on the handle bar is set to the start position and make sure the atv is in neutral.
After checking all these things above and it still fails to fire or spark at the plug then check all or any wiring, wiring connections and or connectors that you have intentionally or unintentionally disconnected while woking on the atv and also check all the fuses.
If all these check out as good and the atv still won't fire at the plug you will need to test other things such as the igntion coil, pickup coil but you will need a volt/ohm meter and the specifications for these in order to test them.
In order to get this information go to the Yamaha ATV Forum and you will see a sticky note posted by oxidized_black in regard to Yamaha Service Manuals go through each page until you get to a download LINK for a 1999-2001 Yamaha Bear Tracker YFM 250XL(C) Service manual link. Click on that LINK and download the PDF file to your computer this should provide you with more than enough information to test and find your ATV problem.
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very simple, insert key in the ignition. Then insert a small phillips head screw driver in the middle hole underneath the steering column.You should feel the screwdriver head hit a hole.Maintain pressure on the screwdriver. Turn the key to the on postion(without starting the vehicle).You should be able to pull the igntion switch out with the key.
Do you have a "spark"? test: remove a sparkplu wire from a convenient sparkplug and lay it down on a nearby metal ground. Crank ignition and look for a spark from the end of the cable to the metal ground.
Spark? Then it may be the fuel safety cut-off switch (with a delayed reaction) ... mounted in the back, inside a side panel. It cuts off fuel when it senses a collision.
No Spark? ... ignition relay switch or the cable from starter solenoid, most likely.
look at the bottom side of your steering column, the plastic covering... There's a little round plastic piece that is removeable, it's pretty much right under the ignition key switch. Remove it. If you can see up in there, there's a small round metal piece, that's the release for the key to turn. Try pressing is gently with an ink pen and turning the key at the same time.
No the igntion switch mounts further down the column.I has a big square connector to it then has a metal rod the hooks into the bottom of it that runs up to the lock cylinder.A gear on the end of the lock cylinder messes with another gear in the column that hooks to this rod.
the problem is common for the 93-94-95 4.3 vortex its the spider injection located inside the plenum the part costs between $250 to 400 i had to replace on girlfreinds 94 blazer. ifound one o ebay for $100
Sure I just replaced mine today. Its easy, first get a scratch awl or a very small pilips screw driver, put your key in the ignition and turn it to the postion where it would be if your vehicle would be in if the motor was running, next take that sharp scratch awl or small philips screw driver and on the botom side of the switch housing pointing to about your right knee when sitting in the drivers seat you will see a small hole just under the base of the ignition switch a small hole, put that sharp scratch awl in that small hole and with one hand wiggle the key back and forth in the running positon, you will feel the awl go in a little bit and after that pull the key and the ignition out of the side of the steering column, the key and the igntion will all come out as one unit. The same thing goes for putting the new one in place. Good Luck!!