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I have an artic cat 2009 700 xtx prowler. I am having

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I have an artic...

I have an artic cat 2009 700 xtx prowler. I am having trouble starting it. one day it starts the next day it didn't. it has fire just won't crank

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?

Changed spark plugs checked battery its an old battery but it has 12 volts I have not checked the fuel supply yet how do you check fuel supply

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Prowler yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am change spark plugs check battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just how to check fuel supply

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

Engine is fuel injected, no carburetor, has fuel pump in the fuel tank. To check the fuel supply, remove line a the fuel filter, and crank engine and see if fuel is being pumped. If fuel is under pressure, the pump is ok, and the fuel is getting to the throttle body. See if engine will fire on starting fluid, or fuel direct into the spark plug hole, If not, the timing chain on the engine may have jumped time! See parts list below.

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