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Why won't my 1996 polaris xplorer 300 idle?

My four wheeler will run as long as I have the throttle in somewhere from a little bit to full throttle. As soon as I release the gas it bogs down and dies. Does anyone know what is wrong?

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Odds are your carb needs to be taken apart, cleaned, reassembled and adjusted if needed.

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SOURCE: blower wont run at full throttle

Start with the spark plug it is the easiest.

But sounds like the carbourator is dirty, Probably fouled with old gas varnish. When it is idling give it a little throttle, flip the choke on and then full throttle. If it goes full throttle and doesn't conk out, it is a fuel issue.

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Posted on Dec 11, 2008


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SOURCE: motor misses out and backfires when (trying to backup) ATV 4x4

Polaris quads have a reverse override that does not allow full power in reverse unless you push the override button on the left hand handlebar. Prevents you from going full speed in reverse and wiping out. You will also notice that your 4x4 will not work unless you push the button,

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SOURCE: chainsaw idles but bogs out and dies when given full throttle.

First thing,
Check the air filter, once checked, & clean/replaced,
Adjust timing.
This is a very easy job to undertake on small petrol engines.
1: adjust the gap between the contact & the magneto,
2:Or adjust the space on the tip of the plug.
So simple.
& don't forget to rate:)!

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SOURCE: craftsman gas leafblower

I just worked on my craftsman leaf blower that would only run at half choke. I tried cleaning the carb and also cleaned the exhaust port. Didn't help. Then i took the cover off and noticed that one of the head gasket bolts was loose. Tightened the head gasket bolts and then it ran fine. Must have been sucking some air.

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SOURCE: how do you get a starter off a polaris explorer 300 four wheeler?

for a 2001 polaris xplorer, you need to remove the body, the drive belt cover, both the drive clutch and the driven clutch. to remove the drive clutch I went to napa auto parts and bought a 3/4 x6 inch fine threaded bolt. I removed the bolt for the clutch. I then inserted 1 long and 1 short 12mm sockets into the center of the clutch. then threaded the 3/4 bolt until it was tight gave it a few light wacks with a small sledge hammer, turn it some more and it popped right off. alot easier than buying the polaris puller. the driven clutch came right off no problem. you need to remove the back palstic part of the drive belt case. three bolts behind where the driven pulley was and another screw connected to the foot rest. make sure you remove the negative battery terminal. you then need to unscrew the bracket on the back of the starter and remove it. next I stood the quad up on its rear tires and back frame.Put an oil pan orsomething underneath the back frame bar as some of the premix oil leaked while it was in this position. remove the skid plate. pull back the rubber boot on the starterand remove the wire. go back around to the side and remove the two hex headed screws from the back of the starter. at this point the starter housing should come right off. then I pulled it out. I replaced it in reverse. make sure the o-rings are on correctly. I really hope that this helps some of you out there. One note I purchased an aftermarket starter that was connected to a cast aluminum housing that i assume houses the pinion gear. but i had to remove that part and only install the back part of the starter.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

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How to Repair a Polaris Four Wheeler By Brianna Byrne, eHow Contributor repair-polaris-four-wheeler-800x800.jpg Spark plug inspection and adjustment can be one way to repair a Polaris ATV.

Almost every vehicle needs regular servicing and repairs in order to continually perform at its best, and Polaris' lineup of four wheelers is no exception. The company has released dozens of ATV makes and models throughout the years, ranging from sporty racing quads to youth models to heavy-duty utility ATVs. Despite the differences between the company's many makes and models, general repair tips and troubleshooting instructions remain consistent for all Polaris four-wheelers. The electrical, ignition and fuel systems are some of the most common sources of Polaris ATV problems.

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