580 EXT EFI Fuel Pump Problem?
First off hello to fellow sledders out there, we have waited long enough and finally there is 24" of snow at my house. Took the Artic Cat 580 EXT for a blast around the yard and wanted the kids to ride for a while.... but nooooooooooooooooo that would be to easy wouldn't it?
Sled started fine, I have started it up once a month since I put it away last year, I started noticing it wanting to cut out like there was a loose wire..... but checked everything and squirted connections with CRC to displace any water. Last year my kill switch was the problem, so I squirted that also.
Turn the key on, the fuel injection makes its 5 second hum and she starts and runs, and I even took a few laps around with it and it ran fine.
Then....... it cut out way in the back of the yard, and I would pull start it, it would start then would not take any throttle.. then I could get the revs up to 3500 and she would cut back down again.
I was getting a idea that I'm having fuel pump problems. I got it started again, and it ran like a bear 3 more times around the yard and then it quit.
Now when I turn the key, I'm hearing "thump thump thump thump thump thump thump" until I turn the key back off. The sound is under the handlebars and in front of the gas tank.
The red light on the ignition module is flashing red at the same beat as the thumping sound.
Fuel pump issues?
I checked for rabbits but there were none, maybe mice but no rabbits..... so there goes all the rabbit / thumping jokes hahahahahaha
Thanks for your future advice and have a safe winter.
Oh BTW, I hit my canoe that was upside down buried in 2 feet of snow with my left ski and got thrown off the sled.. It was kinda fun actually, but I thought the sled was going to roll on me for an instant. I looked around for laughing neighbors but there were none.
Its been a rough day so far.