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Having difficulty getting my Indy Trail snowmobile started

It turns over, but doesn't start. Has clean spark plugs and fresh gas

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Pull it harder

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drain gas line if you can get to the carbs use starting fluid
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If you can replace the spark plug if not just clean it with a wire brush put back in and tighten

Finally make sure the spark plug wire is not lose

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