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Old 01-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Ranger 400 starting tips

I have a 2012 ranger 400. When I go to start it I pull the choke out and it still want start until I try 4 or five times. But if I don't choke it and give it a little throttle then it stats right up. Is this normal. Should I take it back to the dealer and let them look at it. Only had it for twoo months , has 15 hrs on it. This is how it has always started, they told me at the dealership that is how to start it by giving it a little throttle.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I have a 2011, 400 ranger. Mine starts very good, when I start it when I hear the fuel
pump kick in, NO choke, NO throttle. Try that and see if it starts better.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I turn the key and wait for pump to stop and Still want start until I give it some throttle. But after the first start it will start with no throttle very easy. It's just when I cold start it.
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I might not of been to clear on my techneque, I start the engine as soon as I hear the pump kick on, I don't wait for it to stop. It works for me even on cold starts. Seems like ever engine has its own little quirk on how it will start. This was just a suggestion that worked for me. Good luck.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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Choke serves one purpose. The richen the fuel mixture. If conditions don't warrant more fuel to start and run the engine it will not be beneficial. Air and engine temperature are the main things that dictate the need for choking. So If you don't need it, smile, it's warm in January!
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But what I was saying is that it want start until I give it a little throttle on cold start. Is that normal, or should it start with choke on and no throttle
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If it starts by giving it a little gas, then that's great. I have a 2006 500 4x4 with carb and I never have to choke it when the carb is good and clean. Sometimes I have to give it a little gas when cranking it.
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It will not start with no throttle or choke. It want start with or without choke. It only starts with a little throttle.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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Seems like you shouldn't have to give it throttle for first start up, just a little choke.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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Take it back to the dealer and tell them to fix it. While your their try out a couple other models. I bet there ain't the same issue
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