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Looking for some help or advice for my four wheeler. It is a 2004 and just recently it would not start (even with the pull cord). I first replaced the starter solenoid and it did not work. All I heard was a click back by the battery. I then took a rubber mallet and gave the starter a few good taps. After doing this, the four wheeler would turn over but would not start. I decided to order a new starter and put that in today. It was tough getting the old one out, but I finally got the new one in. Go to start it, and it turns over great now but does not fire. I took my battery out a let it sit on the trickle charger the better part of today and that didn't help.

I noticed I am getting a lot of gas coming out of the overflow hose of the carb. Don't know if a bunch of gas was sloshed around when struggling with the old starter? Wondering if the carb is flooded? I am at a stand still here and any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Although you did not specify which model TRX350 Rancher you have, I looked at the wiring for a TRX350TM (there is also TE, FE & FM models) - the ignition of the TM is of a DC CDI design. This just means that a good battery is necessary to have spark.

Now, without the history, this is pure guess work. Are we to presume the engine was run routinely and regularly and this is a recent problem?

Let's start with the basics; using a new spark plug, do you have spark? If not, first check the handlebar switch to assure it's in the run position.
 

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Hey this is a old thread but here to help seems like he knows what he's talking about so figured I would ask about mine:)it's a 86 Honda fourtrax and my kick start thingy went out it's just stiff and I can't kick it so I rebuilt my starter and now I got smoke coming from top where I bolt it down?not sure about atvs it's my first time really working on one of these?
 

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Hey this is a old thread but here to help seems like he knows what he's talking about so figured I would ask about mine:)it's a 86 Honda fourtrax and my kick start thingy went out it's just stiff and I can't kick it so I rebuilt my starter and now I got smoke coming from top where I bolt it down?not sure about atvs it's my first time really working on one of these?
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So you rebuilt the starter motor and you got smoke coming out of where?
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If the smoke is coming out of the starter motor, the motor needs to be replaced.

If the smoke is coming out of somewhere else, got a pic of where it's coming from?
 
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