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Won't start I hava a Poulan model 2000 16" saw. It won't start. I found the fuel line broken and replaced it. Now I see fuel in the line but still won't start. Wanted to look at the spark plug. Pulled the boot off,a bare wire remains coiled around the plug but I can't see how the cable was making contact with the plug. Perhaps I need a new cable?

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  • Lang S
    Lang S May 22, 2009

    OK, I have done as you suggested, including putting in a new spark plug. However it still doesn't start. Any more ideas?

  • Lang S
    Lang S May 22, 2009

    I fooled around a bit with choke, no choke, throttle, no throttle etc and finally it started! I'm not sure but I think it started when I didn't have it choked. I used it for several hours. It does stall frequently but I could always restart it. Should I try to up the idle speed to prevent stalling?
    Thanks for your help Dwain.

    Lang


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The cable is part of the ignition coil. The 'bare' wire you saw is the spark plug terminal that has a right angle bend in the end that sticks into the cable. You pulled it out trying to remove the cable off the plug, Those kind of connectors fit tightly and it is better to pry up on the bottom of the boot when removing plug wire. Pull the coiled wire connector off the plug, slide the boot back and with pair of pliers, squeeze the connector back into the cable, in a different spot. Slide the boot back and put it back on the plug.

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  • Dwain Pippen May 22, 2009

    First I would remove the plug (carefully, lol) and blow out the cylinder to make sure it wasn't flooded. Replace plug and squirt a small amount of fuel directly in the carb. If it starts for a second and dies, I would replace the carb. Give that a try and let me know.. Dwain

  • Dwain Pippen May 23, 2009

    I'm not sure when it stalls, but if it's when you first give it gas, try turning the adjustment screw nearest the engine counterclockwise about 1/4 to 1/2 turn (or more) while 'goosing' the throttle to see if it revs up any better.

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