New to owning a UTV and got myself a project one as my first one.
Changed out the clutch and clutch housing etc. as the UTV was having problems going up hills and getting up to speed but now in the process of putting it all back together it won't start. Also changed fan gears for shifter
Here's what I've found so far (apologies for the bullet points);
Motor will crank over and makes good turnover speed. If I use spark plug tester or ground to engine, no spark. At the connector to the ignition coil I get consistent 12v on the white wire and nothing at the black. Read in one of the posts that the 12v to the white wire should be intermittent when trying to get a spark at the plug? Tested ignition coil using a multimeter on resistance setting. Between two pins I get 0.46 ohms or thereabouts. Between either pin and spark plug boot I get somewhere around 16k ohms. Not really found a good video on testing these coils but think those are good readings. Checked fuses in fuse box and are all good. Fuel pump cycles on when I turn key to on position. I disconnected the ignition coil to remove the clutch etc. to get it out the way but don't think I've damaged anything in the process. Can anyone point me in the direction of what to try next? Been trying to use the manual but considering the test procedure for the ignition coil is for the wrong type of coil, it's not been too helpful. I've read on another post about checking the ECM the two pins with 12v etc so will take a look at that next but any ideas that could get this machine started again are welcome!
My gauge is working fine, but as it got low on gas and the gauge showed it as low, I filled it up but the gauge didn't come back up. Does it need to be restarted or anything to reset? Does it need to be driven a certain distance maybe or should it be instant?
By Greg Kilgore
We all know summer is hot inside the cabs of our SXS. So I've rigged up a couple of fans to help cool down the cab.
I didn't want to drill the fan's "support rails" into the ROPS (Roll Over Protection System), aka roll bars. So I used water clamps to hold them in place.
I just need to replace the wires I ran with bigger gauge. Then finish the wiring to switches, relays, and battery. But the hardest part. The actual mounting of the fans is complete. Also just in case anyone plans on doing this. I may have to only use 1 fan in the middle instead on 2. Due the the draw on the battery.
The fans are 12", 12V 80W. So I'm figured they were 6.7 amps apiece. Used the WAVe formula to get unknown values Watts=Amps*Volts then solve for unknown. I know the watts and volts from sticker on fan. So just used above formula to get amps. So a 7 amp fuse should be OK and a 10 amp fuse will be good.
So pulling 14 amps from the battery all day may be too much for the charging system to keep up with. And I haven't even installed the radio yet. So I will have to test and let you know.
See pics below.
Hi All! I thought that the drive system was making a bit more noise than I expected so I secured the belt drive cover aside and ran up the rpms in neutral to check for bearing noise, etc. There wasn't any noise but I did notice that the primary sheave did not close as far as I expected, the belt only came within ~3/4" from the top of the sheave. See video link below (I was unable to upload it directly). I ran the RPMs up 5,000 (manual indicates that this is max for this engine). Is this expected behavior or should I remove the primary sheave and check roller diameters, clean & re-grease everything? I will be traveling with newer machines so want to be sure that I can travel as fast as this machine is capable. 🙂 Thanks in advance!