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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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2001 ARTIC CAT ATV 400 4X4 HARD START AND WHEN IT DOES IT

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2001 ARTIC CAT ATV 400 4X4 HARD START AND WHEN IT DOES IT SPUTTERS AND PUTS THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN ITS RUNS PERFECT FOR A WHILE THEN BACK TO RUNNING POOR WHAT ARE SOME POSSIBLE CAUSES
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 7 months ago.

Hi Roger y name is Kenny,

Couple of things before we get started

  • Miles.hours on this unit
  • Has this unit been sitting, if so how long ?
  • When it starts to run bad have you tried applying the choke ?
  • To the best of your knowledge, do you know of the carburetor has ever been taking apart and cleaned ?
  • Do you have access to a compression gauge
  • Do you have a multi-meter ?

Thanks