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Kawasaki MULE won't start ....

Discussion in 'Trouble shooting' started by Rivethead, Feb 24, 2016.

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  1. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    So, I have a low-hour (use is measured in hours, not miles) 1999 Kawasaki MULE. It is the type than runs on gasoline, not diesel. It would occasionally have hard starts, but nothing major. Well, now it won't start at all. I turn the key, hear a click/thunk sound, and nothing. It doesn't even whine. The battery is good, it has fuel, and I'm not seeing any other obvious sign. As such, I am thinking this is a dead starter.

    Is analysis correct? Anything else I should try? How hard is it to replace the starter? From what I've seen online, they aren't real expensive, but I'm not 100% of field replacing said.

    Thanks all. :)
     
  2. Rivethead

    Rivethead Active Member Founding Member

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    Well, I could have swore it was the starter, but it wasn't. After the spark plugs were changed (one was really funked), the wires on the battery cleaned up, an oil change, and the carburetor adjusted by a auto tech, it runs like a beauty. So, I reckon it was a number of little things added up.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    That makes it harder to trouble shoot. I'm glad you have it runny properly now.

    James
     
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