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post #1 of 5 Old 09-19-2016, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Need to Use Pull Cord Before Electric Start

I bought a used 2006 Arctic Cat 500 TRV ATV and I am having electric starter problems.

The ATV will not start using the electric start unless I first pull the pull cord to a compression cycle. I can than start the ATV with the electric start. If I start the ATV, don’t move it, and shut it off, the electric start will work if I try starting it again. As soon as I move the ATV and shut it off, I will need to pull the pull cord to the next compression cycle before I can start it with the electric start again.


Any ideas as to why the electric start will not work without first pulling the pull start to the first compression cycle?
Side Note: the pull start will also start the ATV.

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could be a starter motor getting weak, a bad electrical connection (including grounds), or somthing with the auto decompressor.

check the valve adjustment first, and look at/clean the connections
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Thanks Krom. I will see what I can do. I am not that mechanically inclined, but I will check the electrical connections before brining it in to the shop.
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Battery

What happens when you hook jumper cables to it and start if off a car or truck. Could be a weak battery. When you pull it past the compression stroke the engine has its own momentum to help the starter turn the motor over with a weak battery.Hook it up and turn it over. If it starts shut it off and try to start it again. If you are pulling it by hand and it starts that eliminates a lot. Let me know what happens
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what do you mean it wont start it?
Does it crank and not fire?
Or no crank?

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