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1983 yamaha excel 3 snowmobile won't start.

I have checked to see if it is getting fuel to the carb and it is. It doesn't seem to be getting any spark. I have an old service manual but it doesn't get into detail very good about alot of stuff especially electrical. Does anyone have any ideas on what to check and do you know where I can get an actual repair manual. Thank You.

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I had that problem with mine and foound out that the tether kill switch was not completely seated. Once we had it plugged in solidly, it fired right up. Something to check.

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First check your belt for signs of wear. The belt should ride flush on close to flush with the outside diameter of the rear pully, if it is deeper than 1/8 to 1/4 inch it may be to worn to work properly.

Then, with the sled on a stand and the hood up, rev it a few times and watch the clutch and rear pully. Does the cluch stick? Does the pulley release when there is no tension on it?

Let me know if this helps. Good luck.

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