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2003 suzuki dr200se will not idle runs great if you keep it above idle. Removed carb, took it apart sprayed jets with carb cleaner. Reassembled and now will not fire. No gas??? Checked everything I can think of. What could I have done wrong on reassembly? Never worked on diaphram type carb. Is there anything special about reassembly?

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If the machine wont idle but the jets are clear, it is possible that you overlooked the carburetor body. If the passageways in the carburetor body are blocked , the machine still will not idle until you blow the body clear. Either there is still dirt in the carburetor, or the intake manifold is cracked or separated in a way that is causing too much air to get into the cylinder. perhaps a closer inspection is in order.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

  • Dutch Conditt
    Dutch Conditt May 13, 2014

    It would not start at all. I checked the spark and it was fine. The spark plug was replaced with a new NGK DR8EA gaped at 0.028". I replaced the gas in the tank and cleaned the carburetor. It started easily last Thursday but Monday morning it would not start at all or even hit. I removed the spark plug and it was completely dry. The Idle air adjustment cannot be fine tuned while the carburetor is installed. There is not enough room. Why would it run and start good one day and then not at all two days later?

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    David Belcher May 13, 2014

    Check that the vacuum line that goes from the right side of the carburetor to the back of the fuel petcock is still attached. If the line is cracked or broken fuel will not flow. If you switch the petcock to prime position this should flow fuel to the carburetor,



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