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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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2000 Polaris help!!

I have a 2000 polaris xplorer, 250, 4x4 and I am having issues.
It starts up and idles just fine. but when I put it into gear and try to throddle it, it bigs down and dies.
This was the first time starting it in about a year, so I pulled it out and choked it for a few minutes. Then I took the choke off and tried to go with it and it just keeps dying.
Any ideas for me? I am new at the 4whells so I am kind of lost.

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it happens when u let your machine sit or if u get dirt in your carb

it is your main jet clogged with some dirt or very old gas

u must (no way to get around like some might say) first get to yor carborator
then take the float bowl off (its just the bottem part of your carb)
u will notice 2 jets, 1 big and sticking out (main jet) and one small and kinda hideing. (pilot jet) the pilot is for idleing and when u are off the throddle. the maijn is for when your on the gas.

take the main jet out (simple flat head screw driver) and hold the jet up to a light to see if its clogged.
try blowing threw it or useing compressed air to unclog it. if it still in there or a little is in there then use some carb cleaner to disolve the dirt out. also just spray down the rest of the inside of the float bowl with some carb cleaner (at any dealer or even wallmart carb cleaner is availible) then screw the main jet back in and hook up the carb like before and it should run perfect.

reply for any questions
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Thanks a ton. I am new at this and was worried I screwed something up. I should know better as well because I make sure the gas is out of my mower and snow thrower before I stop using it for a while.

Thanks again!!!
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