Hopefully this helps somebody because I couldn't find any info on this runaway condition.
Drove 1/2 mile to the gas station and when I started up to leave the starter stuck on. Turn key off starter is still running~! Limp it home wondering what the heck to do, get it in the garage and pull the negative battery terminal to get it to stop. Whew, WTF?
Calm down and start checking things, starter is hot of course but nothing is smoking and nothing smells burnt. Pull battery cover off and start checking wires from battery to relay and relay to the starter. OK good nothing is hot, nothing is crispy and nothing is melted. Probably smoked the starter though. If this had happened to my wife and I wasn't around the machine would have run until the battery died and probably melted down/burned.
I'll get to the point to save you folks some time and trouble. Because this is a kymco machine you need 2 different Kawasaki parts to make this repair, and information is scarce to say the least. The switch and a sub harness to connect it to the machine's plug.
Everything works now, but the starter sounds horrible so I'll be changing that too before spring.
Good luck out there and hopefully this is just a freak occurrence, but if I were you I'd get rid of this kymco part and put the Kawasaki replacement in now.
Switch, Magnetic is part number 27010-0767
Sub Harness Start Relay is part number 26031-Y034
I have a 2012 Massimo MSU 500 that died. I found that it didn't have spark and the fuel pump wouldn't run. Checked all fuses and none were blown.
Went through and replaced the ignition coil, HT lead and spark plug. Still no spark.
Thought it could be the fuse/relay box because I didnt' know much about the machine at that point so I replaced it. No spark.
Then I replaced the ECM just because I was running out of ideas. No spark.
I removed the 9 pin connector and hardwired it making sure that they were no wires got swapped. Still no spark.
Then I replaced the wiring hardness. In doing so, I replaced the 9 pin connector with new ones. I made sure all wires were matched up between the engine harness side and the other harness assembly. Still no spark.
I have no other ideas what to do. My fuel pump doesn't kick on and I have no spark. I have 12V on the fuel pump, ignition coil and fuel injector, but no ground from the ECM control. I unplugged the fuel injector and waited for a diagnostic code but nothing ever came in. It makes me think that the ECM isn't powering up. I've checked for 12V on pins 18 (purple wire) and 15 (white and black wire). I also checked for ground on pin 2 (black wire). All are good.
I am out of options here and I have no idea what else it could be. I have all connections redone and are coated with dielectric grease. I've checked all easy things like fuses and making sure I have 12V in the right placed. I would appreciate any help.
Recently acquired a 21 year old Mule. The previous owner let the brake master cylinder run dry, and when I flushed the brakes, one wheel's brakes locked up. I took the wheel off, but cannot get the axle nut off, and there is not enough space to get my gear puller behind the drum anyway. Anybody had an issue with seized brakes? How can I get this thing off to replace it or rebuild it?
I have a Mule 550 (FE290D engine) that sat for several years and would not start. A few years ago I replaced the fuel filter and carburetor, at which point it started right up and developed full power. More recently, I've changed the air filter, fuel pump, ignition coil (gapped to spec), and spark plug, and adjusted the valves. The engine still has a lope/surge at part throttle and at idle. Rather than idling at a stable speed, it speeds up and slows down until it quits. It snaps to life right away if I open the throttle, so I don't think it's starved of fuel. I can always get it to restart immediately if I choke it while cranking, then it will die after several seconds again. It takes some cranking to start hot when not choked. I've tried adjusting the idle mixture, but no setting seems to make it stable. It won't idle at all with the throttle fully closed; I have to turn the stop screw to hold it slightly open.
I suspect it's getting idle air, since the passages are open, but that the idle jet isn't providing adequate fuel, such that I am having to hold the throttle open and idle it off the main jet which isn't stable. This is just speculation. I've cleaned the idle jet and tried a larger size, but it made zero difference. The carburetor seems to be clean. It's been doing this since I installed the new carb. The gas tank seems to be clean, although it's hard to see inside.
I posted a video of what it's doing:
What's next? Try another carburetor?
Hi all have a issue with non start
Turns over happily, can smell fuel when crank and have check the injector is fireing. The spark seems weak and spraying easy start down the intake it won't even cough. Have checked all wiring and repair some dodgy bits, now thinking the pick up Coil maybe bad . Check the manual and it gives a resistance of 459 to 561ohms as spec, mine is reading 204.
Would this indicate a bad pick up Coil and cause the no start, weak spark?
Would the lower reading resistance alter the spark timing?
Ready to burn the thing at the moment lol