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Drained the water in the oil, intake and belt. I did try and start it with water in intake and it started and died. Pulled it to the cabin and did not have a lot of tools. I got the water out of the 3 areas and cleaned them up. Pulled the plugs but could not get the engine to turn over even with the plugs out. I am going up tonight with more tools and a service manuel any help would be great. I know i should not have cranked with out pulling the plugs but I hope is not to late.
 

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it is in northern MN so I want to make sure no water is left this weekend so if anyone knows how to turn the engine over manually to clear cylinders let me know.
 

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If you removed the spark plugs and it won't turn over, maybe, just maybe, the battery has decided to give up the ghost? That is the best scenario that I can imagine. Perhaps you could recharge the battery and keep fingers crossed? If it's truly seized, well, it's not going to be good. If you remove the CVT cover I'd think you should be able to turn the primary over easily with plugs out....
 

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just so you know, there is NO 100% way to clean out a motor that got water in it from being sunk(sucked in water ) you can drain flush and what ever else you WISH to try and there is NO way to be 100% sure you got all the crap out that went in with that water
ONLY true way is to split the motor open and CLEAN it out!
JUST so you know
anything else is what I call a GAMBLE< you MIGHT get lucky and run for a while without issue's , then again you might run a short amount and have motor damage!

as for the motor being locked up
it could be hydro locked, or it could have water in there and temps could be below freezing, NOT sure where your at

does this model NOT have a pull start on it??
as if it does, pull spark plug, and pull starter rope it should allow you to turn the motor over
if not, ??
come back and let us know
playing in the water with an atv can be a costly event real fast
there ATV's not boats folks?
 

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the oil had water in it and I left the plug out all day. I thought hydro lock also so I wanted to pull plugs and spin it but turning the key just clicked and hummed a little. I think I would like to spin it but there is no pull. it is a 2013 wildcat 1000. I am not a sled or atv guy yet but I have been 4X4 wheeling in my 73 Bronco for 30yrs. I want to try and spin it over this weekend to make sure I get most of the water out so if it gets cold I am not going to have worse issues. It might be the battery and I just got the service manual and the starting circuit looks very simple.
I know I may have some motor issues but I hope we can save it
 

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starter will not turn I opened the case and was able to spin the engine over counter clockwise at the magneto with the plugs removed. I think I got all the water out now. It will only rotate counterclockwise is that a problem? Also there is a a clink noise on the rotation from the front cylinder when rotating through that has me a bit worried. Also starter is not turning but something makes a clinking noise if in the engine area when I hook up another battery to the battery cables.
so I think I have a bad battery
Starter maybe too.
possibly some engine issues but it will spin and no water is coming out anywhere any other help you guys can suggest would be great. I have worked on cars and trucks but these guys are just a bit new to me and I have not had much time to look at the service manual.
 

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Humidity in the solenoid will cause clicking and humming and keep the starter from turning.

Find your electricals by following the wires between the battery and the starter and get every relay, solenoid and fuses dried.

Once you get it started, make sure it gets to operating temps for a good amount of time and most of the remaining water eventually evaporate. As stated before, you cant get all the water out without splitting the cases, but the heat generated by running the engine will help.
 

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playing in the water with an atv can be a costly event real fast there ATV's not boats folks?
My ATV mechanic neighbor across the street from me told me about 8 months ago he's done with the deep water stuff. I would have thought by now he's spent enough in repairs and time spent to buy a new ATV and he's doing the labor himself. He's got a Yamaha Grizzly and a Kawasaki Brute Force that's all jacked up with the 30" big tire's and all the other bells and whistles.

According to most owners manuals these ATV's are designed to be in water if you have to be to a max of the floor boards, I don't know about SXS never owned one. Dealerships and parts men love the deep water guy's.

Tony
 

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First I want pics of the 73 bronco. Would love to have one, but prices went up and my time to restore/fix went way down. Got myself a Jeep JKU rubicon as a third car for now. The Bronco will have to wait.

Have you researched the process on bringing back a swamped atv. Things like multiple oil changes, flushing the case with diesel etc......

I didn't get the sound clip to work but I'm not that tech savy. A cat can survive a drowning if it wasn't ran after the water got in. It's really a hit or miss thing, some run for ever after and other break something requiring a rebuild.



When to get it back going, put a snorkle system in.. Get those air intake/exhaust up higher. (3)
 

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Well the thing is i did try a restart and it started 3sec maybe then dead and then drained the air cleaner. Most of my errors showed low voltage, but I do think it hydro locked on the restart try. I would like to do my best to at least get it started again but any the starter not spinning is going to take some trouble shooting and My time is limited on working on it at the moment.
Anybody have the info on the direction of rotation of the starter and magneto side. I could easily spin it counter clockwise but not clock wise and it all sounds good except the click on the front cylinder.
Snorkel and better judgement are for the future but I want to get this thing going again before the weather is going to make that impossible.
 
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