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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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08 prowler 650xt idle issues

A couple weeks ago I had some issues getting my prowler started and keep it running. I found out that I had to turn my idle all the way down to get it started and then turn it up to keep the engine running. Before i touched the idle i noticed that it was turned the entire way up. It has an automatic choke, would that be the issue? Any help is appreciated since I have to leave the center cover off to start my machine

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I'd start with the choke. I'm an EFI owner, so I'm guessing!

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RD .. wheres the cut off for carb v/s EFI ? all models ?

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The idle should be set between 1250-1350 RPM any higher and the clutch will try to engage making it hard to start. What RPM to you have to keep it at to stay running, could it be a weak spark from your plug? Have you noticed it smoking when it starts? Could be a choke problem if it runs fine once started, Mike (De3) had to replace his choke and eventually switched to a different carb, maybe he'll be on to throw in his thoughts soon.

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i put a new spark plug, battery, and stator in within the past week due to some other issues as well. i will have to see what RPM i have to have it at to keep it runnning. no smoking when it starts

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I know this isn't related to your problem but one thing I've ran into and it did it again today to remind me. When I have my headlights on, my heater blower, and coolant pump running which are tied to the ignition switch mine won't fire right off, if I turn everything off it fires the first click of the key. I need to remove all the add-on accessories off the ignition switch.

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I'm just gonna toss this out there, you are probably already doing this. But, hey what the heck. I have the same buggy, except mine is an 09. I have to "set" the choke by pushing the gas pedal to the floor, one time. Then wait a few seconds to start it. If you are doing this, with no help, then you'll probably need to re-adjust the choke. Use the manual suggested. Its my bible...

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I'm just gonna toss this out there, you are probably already doing this. But, hey what the heck. I have the same buggy, except mine is an 09. I have to "set" the choke by pushing the gas pedal to the floor, one time. Then wait a few seconds to start it. If you are doing this, with no help, then you'll probably need to re-adjust the choke. Use the manual suggested. Its my bible...
Maybe I need to read the bible again, haven't seen the part about setting the choke, I'll have to give that a try

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RD .. wheres the cut off for carb v/s EFI ? all models ?
They went EFI on the 700 in 2008 and up, the 550 in 2009 was also EFI. The only carb model was the 650's (2009 was the last year for them in the Prowler line up)

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Bryan - i will give this a try. where do you think i should set my idle before i try this? have it set to where it normally is to keep the machine running?
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