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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My engine is coming on but will not fire up or turnover,

Customer Question

My engine is coming on but will not fire up or turnover
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: It's over 10. Never did this before.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes if i can.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I think that's it. The only thing that comes on when i turn the key the oil light blinks. I changed the battery, starter,and spark plugs.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Make and model? Engine? If you remove spark plug and ground it, do you have spark at the plug when cranking?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Cub cadet rtz series tractor model rzt54
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Engine make and model? Did you do the spark test? Do you hear the fuel solenoid in carburetor click when you flip key on and off?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
24 kawasaki
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

OK, we need to determine it it has lost spark or fuel, most likley it is the fuel.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How would i do that? Just for my knowledge how can i check the spark also?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

You remove spark plug and ground it, do you have spark at the plug when cranking?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will remove it and try it.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

OK, did you also listen for the fuel solenoid click when you flip the key on and off?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I didn't here it click on.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

If the solenoid does not click open, the engine gets no fuel. It has to have 12 volts to it as soon as the key is turned on. Is it getting 12 volts? Is it plugged in?