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Tiny
JAKE MICHAEL SOUCIE
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  • 1996 ALL OTHER MAKES RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
  • 3 CYL
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  • 10,000 MILES
I have a 1996 Polaris Indy XLT Touring that will not start. Fuel not filling the filter and it is a pull start therefore has no electric start. I have tried using starting fluid, no start when put in either intake or cylinders. Oil, coolant, and gas are all full. Attempted to heat carburetors, no luck. Fuel is on and there is no blockage from tank, but filter will not fill. It is cold outside so not sure if there is frozen gas or what but what should I do?
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Sunday, February 5th, 2017 AT 6:14 PM

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Tiny
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A little squirt of ether, at minimum, should have made a pop or two if spark was present.

as far as fuel moving in the lines, maybe you have a cracked hose/hose loose on a nipple/the fuel pumping system is inoperable.

This is basically like working on a high speed/low drag lawnmower!

Actual hands on and inspecting stuff is what it needs.

I am by no means trying to sluff you off, I promote DIYing when possible!

I did find you the PDF service manual for you.

Maybe it can guide you through the checks and testing. Link below.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=1996+Polaris+Indy+XLT+Touring+pdf

Return with good news!

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Sunday, February 5th, 2017 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the quick response! I will check the fuel pump. It does make a pop and sounds like it wants to start, but does not even with no ether it makes a pop sound. Although that sound may just be what the sled makes for a sound. Is there anything that would make the plug not spark while installed?
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Sunday, February 5th, 2017 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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Do you have the body of the plug body grounded to a good ground while pulling away on the cord?

I cut two acres from the sixth grade (1976) until the summer after the twelfth (1982) with a 1964 push mower my dad bought new while in the U.S. Air Force. I had to work on that puppy each and every time before I used it! Pulling the rope out was a common issue (so do not do that!)

Pop kind of saw that I was joining the U.S. Army (Rangers) and he showed up with a brand new 8 hp "Hahn" rider (still a pull start)! Knowing he would be taking over the lawn duties. I rode it that summer with no problems.

Since then I have restored it with a 12 hp 'lectric start.

So I reckon the only part of that story that may have helped you was the "Do not pull the rope out"!

I feel for you, I hope you are not working on it out in the cold. Ranger school taught me to not be cold whenever possible (I froze my tail off), I keep three plus coats in each of my Jeeps at all times!

Lol!

Keep us posted, we like happy endings.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2017 AT 7:20 PM

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