How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 26774
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds


Customer Question

Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.
What engine is this? And is model number correct? Does not seem to come up.?? Twin engine? If a twin, run a cylnder balance test. Loosen the spark plug wires, and with engine idling, remove one spark plug wire at a time. Engine should continue to run. If engine dies when either wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. If only one cylinder is firing, it will cause surging.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
(Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
Did you try the cylinder test?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I tried the balance test engine runs same with ether plug wire pulled. the model number is ***** 17a12acp056 it is Kawasaki engine . the problem is engine pulsates when blade not engaged . runs great with blade engaged
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.
With engine off, look at the linkage at the carburetor, and take any slack out of the springs on it. Do not add tension, just see if you can take any slack out. Then test.