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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2007, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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89 300 Won't Crank

Here's one for you tech gurus. I have an 89 300 Fourtrax which was last ran in January. Until this point it has ran very well with no problems. Yesterday the battery was dead so I tried to kick start it, with no luck. I then pulled my Rancher next to it and hooked up jumper cables. Turned the key switch on, the neutral and oil temp lights did not kick on, the headlights would not come on, and it would not crank. I know that it is in neutral & I've not had any trouble with this quad at all before this. I checked the fuses, (The two in the battery box) and they are fine. If I jump the starter solenoid, it will crank, but not fire. I think the problem is in the circuit with the key switch because none of the lights are functioning, but not really sure. Any good ideas? Thanks
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 03:47 PM
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Get a test light and trace the current from the cable to the key. odds are its in the key switch somewhere. there should be a hot wire running to the switch, then when you turn the key to the on postion it completes the curcit. by grounding out the silonoid you are just allowing the started to engage there wont be any spark off the plug with out power coming from the key. It might be just a loose wire. it's pretty easy to get behind those ignitions and check for current. Good luck
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