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I have replaced the following: Battery, TPS, Coil, spark plug, gas, a certain relay and checked fuses, cleaned throttle body, and about to check the fuel pump and clean the injectors. I just feel like I am missing something simple.
 

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Sputtering is usually fuel related. Will it start on starting fluid? As for the injectors, I'm not sure about Artic Cat but the ones used on various ATVs and SxS have a tiny screen inside the inlet. You might try taking the hose off at the injector and squirting some carb cleaner in there.
 

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Sputtering is usually fuel related. Will it start on starting fluid? As for the injectors, I'm not sure about Artic Cat but the ones used on various ATVs and SxS have a tiny screen inside the inlet. You might try taking the hose off at the injector and squirting some carb cleaner in there.
No, it will not start on starting fluid. I did take the injector off and cleaned it and it still will not start. It just turn over.
 

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Not hitting on starting fluid through the air intake usually points to an ignition problem. If you have spark then timing is the likely problem. The backfiring could also be a symptom of a timing issue. I've owned 2 Artic Cats with the 700 engine and on one of them the timing chain froze up (for lack of a better description) and had to be replaced. I'd never been into one of those engines before but it really wasn't all that hard of a job.
 

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Well, my step-brother was telling me that and I guess I didn't want to believe him so I guess I start there and see if that does the trick. Thank you for your help and I will let you know if that fixes it.
 

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I don't know if an 11 is the same design as my 09 was but on it the engine sat in a sub-frame of it's own. I had never done it before but I had the entire engine out and sitting on the bench in about an hour and a half...then reinstalled in about 45 minutes once I'd replaced the timing chain and cam gear. I had heard...and do believe it to be true...that it can be done with the engine in the machine but it just seemed SO much easier doing it on the workbench. Good luck with it.
 

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Sputtering is usually fuel related. Will it start on starting fluid? As for the injectors, I'm not sure about Artic Cat but the ones used on various ATVs and SxS have a tiny screen inside the inlet. You might try taking the hose off at the injector and squirting some carb cleaner in there.
Ok I know I have not been on to let you know what I done to it so here it goes… I have replaced the fuel injector about a month ago did not work, got someone to look at the timing chain and compression they said it was fine and they were saying it could be my stator so I replaced that last week And that Did not work so I replaced the Starter yesterday because they said something about that too and it didn’t work either. I started messing with my TPS adjustments and it gets to where it sounds like it’s about to start but won’t start completely. I’m thinking my muffler may be stopped up so I’m going to look at that to because I was getting a lot of compression back to my throttle body when I would crank it over.
 

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Compression back through the throttle body is also a symptom of a timing issue. Whey you say you got someone to look at the timing, what does that really mean? There's really know way to know if it has a problem without some disassembly. At the very least the valve cover has to come off and even then you can't find out everything about it. Obviously a plugged muffler would cause problems and is easy to check but just going by what I've seen and what I've read, timing issues are fairly common on this engine. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will be the muffler.
 

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Ok so, I started working on it yesterday Was messing with the tps and got it started it will not idle by itself have to give it some gas but it will not stay run long I thinking about the isc valve or the fuel pump.
 

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Compression back through the throttle body is also a symptom of a timing issue. Whey you say you got someone to look at the timing, what does that really mean? There's really know way to know if it has a problem without some disassembly. At the very least the valve cover has to come off and even then you can't find out everything about it. Obviously a plugged muffler would cause problems and is easy to check but just going by what I've seen and what I've read, timing issues are fairly common on this engine. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will be the muffler.

What I mean is when I carry my Arctic cat to the guy he looked at it and put it on a compression test Not sure what else he has done to it though to test the timing chain But he told me that it was good
 
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