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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! Starting and running issues

I have a 2009 Prowler 700 xtx and until this point it has been a great machine with only minor issues. Recently my prowler was slow to start. It cranked and cranked until it finally started. Once it ran for a few moments, I turned it off and it started back fine. So I left off on a ride and seemed to be doing fine and it randomly bogged down and shut off. I could crank it and it wouldn't start back! I pulled the fuel relay under the seat and put it back it and it started back up and i luckily got it home. Before this little incident I had recently replaced the battery because it showed the "volt" message on the LCD pod. After that I had to take the relay from the neutral safety switch out and put it in place of the ignition relay because it had gone bad. (It wouldn't start when I turned they key over and when it did start as I pushed the brake pedal it would die. It also drained the battery when i put it back in the neutral relay spot so i know the relay was bad.) If any has any idea what is causing this problem please chime in. Could it just simply be the relay or maybe another weak battery? The battery shows 12v on my multimeter and shows 14.5 or so when running so I'm assuming it has nothing to do with the charging system. Also, when i push the brake pedal you can here and feel a clicking from the fuse panel under the seat if you have the seat removed and place your hand on the relays. Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 04:25 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Always glad to help new members! These things are really voltage sensitive, was that a new battery you put in? The relay that clicks when you hit the brake pedal should be on the start circuit, so it should not effect running. How many miles on your Prowler? 12 volts on your meter does not really tell the condition of your battery. Take a reading with the engine cranking to see what it is (10.5 volts minimum), or have a load test done. The 14.5 reading is good news, means your stator is performing as designed! I have the same machine, and it has been great!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 11:35 AM
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Does it act flooded? Just wondering about the air temp sensor. May be faulty and asking for more fuel... Just a thought from my old car wrenching days...

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info fairmont. I will take it out and have autozone do a load test on it. It does seem to be flooding Bryan. From what I have gathered these things are very voltage sensitive so I'm betting on my battery being bad even though it starts it fine most of the time. I will let you all know how that goes. Thanks
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2016, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Just now had the time to work in it. Had my batter tested and it showed 12.3v and put a charge on it and it showed 12.8v
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