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Having problems with my snowmobile not firing. A few days.

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Having problems with my...

Having problems with my snowmobile not firing

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

A few days. Probably 10 hrs total

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Spark plugs are brand new just had it running a month ago

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Make and model? Engine model? Do you have spark at the plugs? If you have spark, put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug and see if it will fire for a few seconds. If it does, no fuel is getting through the carburetor. Do you have fuel to the carburetor from the tank?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
2005 Polaris switchback 900 with a liberty engine. I’m not seeing spark at the plugs which I don’t understand because they’re brand new and I’m not sure how to tell if I’m getting fuel to the carburetor
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