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2009 Polaris Sportsman 500 problem

Thanks guys! I checked the fuel lines and I dont see a pinch. I also checked the spark plug and replaced it but that didnt seem to help it. It still will not crank. I am off tomorrow so I plan on taking it by the dealer. Ill let u all know what I find out.

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Hey Guys,

Im new on here but I've seen that there are some very knowledgeable people on here so I thought I'd ask. I bought a 2009 polaris sportsman 500 HO just barely over a week ago and then two nights ago I had been riding it and then when I went to turn it back on it started but it was like it had no power. Now all it will do is try to turn over but it will never actually fire up. I changed the spark plug and made sure the fuel valve was on. Any more suggestions? It only has 4 hours on it and has never been ridden hard bc i was just trying to get past the 10 hour break-in period. Whatever it is should be covered by the dealer but i dont live very close to a polaris dealer so I'd like to avoid having to take it back to the dealer so soon if i could.
maybe fuel line is pinched

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The Polaris vehicle are rich (fuel mixture) to begin with. Top that off with the fact that when they sit at the dealer they putt putt them around and idle them all the time for people to see.

Find a new plug and replace it first. I think that will solve you problems. If not, report back.

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I checked all the fuel lines and I can't find a pinch but i definitely thought that could have been a possibility. I have changed the spark plug as well but it still doesn't crank. I'm off tomorrow so I plan to take it by the dealer. Ill let you all know what I find out. Thanks for all the ideas!
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Hey sorry its been a while took it to the dealer started on the first crank. I was so ticked then they just "tinkered" with the carburetor and said it was fine. Well two weeks later im in the same boat just died on me today randomly and wont start again. So I called the dealer and said clearly its not fine and when I described the problem to the guy he thinks they may need to rebuild my carburetor this time. Im so frustrated! I thought I would avoid this hassle by buying a new one. Guess not.
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2009 Sportsman 500 NO start

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Hey sorry its been a while took it to the dealer started on the first crank. I was so ticked then they just "tinkered" with the carburetor and said it was fine. Well two weeks later im in the same boat just died on me today randomly and wont start again. So I called the dealer and said clearly its not fine and when I described the problem to the guy he thinks they may need to rebuild my carburetor this time. Im so frustrated! I thought I would avoid this hassle by buying a new one. Guess not.
I had almost the same problem. My 500 sat for a month or two and then I tried to start it and it just turned over and over..... I checked everything then realized it was a fuel problem. I replaced the filter as instructed from my dealer and still no fuel! Finally I started playing around with the shut off valve and realized no fuel was even getting to that point! So I just blew into the gas tank and that pushed fuel back into the line. now it runs like nothing ever happend. I hope this saves somone from taking their wheeler in and paying for a few hundered bucks in parts that they dont need.
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I have a Polaris Sportsman HO 500 2009 . I bought it in Oct. 2011, less than 1000 mi. the guy said he never had a problem. Well, first time out, hit a higher elevation and it boggs down, uses lots of gas, has no power. Had it to a Polaris dealership in Idao 2 times with no results. They changed the air filter, checked the carb, put in a new spark plug, loosend a valve & it still does the same. I am taking it back in , this time they are going to install a new jet for 10,000 ft. If this doesnt work, I will be selling it and getting anything else but a Polaris. Second one I have had , major problems with both.
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2009 polaris

I have the same model and year. I have had nothing but trouble from day one. Uses double the gas that any other machine uses. Hardly goes up a steep hill, chokes, and sounds like an old treshing machine, no power.
Had it to a shop twice and they cant fix it.
Anyway, where did you find the fuel valve? I have looked under the front where the book says, but nothing there.
thanks.
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Seems that the Polaris has a weak carburetor or its just a coincidence? But a simple rebuild may do a trick. Does any one tried changing their oem carb with aftermarket brand?
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I have similar problem with fuel delivery, have new fuel lines and filters, high altitude jet installed, starts and runs excellent until warmed up and at higher altitude then engine runs out of gas even with fuel tank. vent tube ok. when fill cap is unscrewed it sounds like fuel is perculating. when all cools off for 20 minutes and tank to fuel pump is bled then a new cycle starts over. doesnt seem to be any exhaust leaks but something is possibly heating fuel. has anyone had trouble with alcohol additive fuel from the pump at higher altitude or is there a insulation kit for the tank?
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