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TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting-Guide
Engine Does Not Start; Starting Difficulty
Starter motor not rotating
Clutch lever not pulled
Starter motor broken
Battery voltage low
Relay not contacting or operating
Starter button not contacting
Wiring open or shorted
Main switch trouble
Ignition switch trouble
Engine stop switch trouble
Engine stop switch off
Fuse blown
Starter lockout switch trouble
Starter motor rotating but engine doesn't turn over
Starter motor clutch broken
Torsion damper bolt loosened
Engine won't turn over
Valve seizure
Valve lifter seizure
Cylinder, piston seizure
Crankshaft seizure
Connecting rod small end seizure
Connecting rod big end seizure
Transmission gear or bearing seizure
Camshaft seizure
Primary chain broken
No fuel
flow
No fuel in tank
Fuel tap turned off
Tank cap air vent obstructed
Solenoid fuel valve trouble
Fuel tap clogged
Solenoid fuel valve clogged
Fuel line clogged
Float valve clogged
Engine flooded
Fuel level too high
Solenoid fuel valve worn or broken
Float valve worn or stuck open
Starting technique faulty
(When flooded, crank the engine with the throttle
fully opened to allow more air to reach the
engine.)
Compression low
Spark plug loose
Cylinder head not sufficiently tightened down
No valve clearance
Cylinder, piston worn
Piston rings bad (worn, weak, broken, or sticking)
Piston ring/land clearance excessive
Cylinder head gasket damaged
Cylinder head warped
Valve spring broken or weak
Valve not seating properly (valve bent, worn, or
carbon accumulation on the seating surface)
Poor Running at Low Speed
Spark weak
Battery voltage low
Spark plug dirty, broken, or maladjusted
Spark plug cap or high tension wiring trouble
Spark plug cap not in good contact
Spark plug incorrect
IC igniter broken
Pick-Up coil broken
Ignition coil broken
Ignition coil resistor open
Fuel/air mixture incorrect
Pilot screw{s) maladjusted
Pilot jet, or air passage clogged
Air bleed pipe bleed holes clogged
Air cleaner clogged, poorly sealed, or missing
Air cleaner/carburetor poorly sealed
Starter plunger stuck open
Fuel level too high or too low
Fuel tank air vent obstructed
Solenoid fuel valve clogged or broken
Carburetor holders loose
Carburetors and carburetor holders not aligned
correctly
Compression low
Spark plug loose
Cylinder head not sufficiently tightened down
No valve clearance
Cylinder, pi'Ston worn
Piston rings bad (worn, weak, broken or sticking)
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No spark; spark weak
Main switch not on
Ignition switch not on
Piston ring/land clearance excessive
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Cylinder head gasket damaged
Engine stop switch turned off
Battery voltage low
Spark plug dirty, broken, or maladjusted
Spark plug cap or high tension wiring trouble
Spark plug cap not in good contact
IC igniter broken
Pick-up coil broken
Ignition coil broken
Ignition coil resistor open
Ignition or engine stop switch shorted
Wiring shorted or open
Cylinder head warped
Valve spring broken or weak
Valve not seating properly (valve bent, worn, or
carbon accumulation on the seating surface)
Backfiring when deceleration
Vacuum switch valve broken
Air suction valve trouble
Coasting enricher trouble
Other
Timing not advancing (spring broken or stretched)
Carburetors not synchronizing
Carburetor vacuum pistons don't slide smoothly

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