Hello, I am new to the forum and seeking some advice or help on trouble shooting my '12 Cat 550 EFI LE. I am hoping to find some assistance here before taking it to a shop and paying out the wazoo to get it fixed.
I recently bought a new battery for the ATV about a month ago. Charged the battery fully, and installed it. ATV fired right up and started. I ran it for about 10 minutes and shut it off. Went to start ATV week and a half to two weeks later, and it would not start. It turns over, just doesn't "fire and take off" when trying to start.
It initially had two codes displayed. The "Tilt Code" and "Engine Coolant" codes. Both codes I cleared with a friend, and show as cleared. Air Filter was inspected and checked clean, Spark Plug was inspected and checked out ok (even though I am still going to put a new one in). Fuel can be smelled while trying to start so it is getting fuel it appears. I tried with a friend, spraying some starter fluid to get it to fire and that did not work.
I do not use this machine regularly, but I try to run it at least once every week to week and a half. I mainly use it during duck season at my duck club, or to plow snow at home.
I am NOT rough on this machine by any means, and take care of my stuff. This is my first ATV, so I am trying to become educated on how to work on and trouble shoot it. I just get upset because I spent good money on this machine and it is already malfunctioning.
It has VERY LOW hours and miles on it as well. Thanks for any help!