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I have a 1998 ZL 500 and I am not able to turn the machine off. I can hit the kill switch and turn the key.....nothing, usually have to choke it off to get it to stop. Big pain when I want to start again cause it's a bit flooded.....any ideas out there as to what the problem may be ????
 

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Wow this is really ironic... Me and ZRTManic were talking about this exact same thing not 2 hours ago. On our sleds its from the sled getting wet, it cant ground properly. Dry your sled out and see if it works.
 

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Thanks for the info, and come to think of it we had a couple of days of nice weather around -4 to -10 celcius, and it sat for 5 days and the weather turned to -25 to -30 celcius, could have gotten wet and froze up ??? I will park it in my garage and see if it helps. Thanks !
 

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Definitely check all your grounds first, but some members have said their CDI has caused it.
 

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Ya I washed my sled down when it was like 50 degrees out, that night it went to about -5 and snow fell all over and the whole thing froze. I turned the heat on in my shop and let it thaw out. Let it idle for about 15 minutes and drove it. Alot of water was under the hood. I had that exact same problem.
 

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well, nothing seems to have worked. Quite sure the problems lies in the CDI box , but I am not about to spend $600 on a new one. I spliced a line from my coil to my ignition switch and ta-dah ! I can turn it off just like a pro !!!!! Thanks for the responses !!!!! Not worthy: Not worthy:
 
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