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NEED ADVICE ski doo primer problem

I have a 1997 ski doo formula 500 and when i went to start it this year i pulled the primer up and it just went right back down without me pushing it down and no gas was being pumped around.. As far as i remember the last time i used it last year it was working properly. does anyone know how to fix this problem or things to try that to fix even or even why ideas on why this is happening.
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I have a 1997 ski doo formula 500 and when i went to start it this year i pulled the primer up and it just went right back down without me pushing it down and no gas was being pumped around.. As far as i remember the last time i used it last year it was working properly. does anyone know how to fix this problem or things to try that to fix even or even why ideas on why this is happening.
Did you try again. sometimes the air in the line will suck the plunger back in. or maybe the line from the tank to the primer is plugged.

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The diaphram in the primer is probably dried and stuck.try to spray some penetrating oil in the lines to free it up.
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pump it till it primes. if there are any issues from the thing being dried up change it. they cause ALOT of running problems people chase for weeks.

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Oh man, I went through 2 primers this year, my backup primer had rotted on the shelf... Sometimes the t fitting will crack too and let in a little air so the lines dry out. Pump it a bunch of times and see what happens. Worse comes to worse the replacement kit is only like $20 and comes with the t fitting and some hose.

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Squirting WD-40 into the holes will free it up every time.

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