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Hello, all! My 2011 Arctic Cat Prowler 700 developed a starting issue and I'm completely at a loss. I have to turn it over a dozen times for 5-10 seconds each time before it tries to fire and eventually it starts. Crazy thing is, once in a while it starts right up on the first try and then next time, back to the problem. I changed the plug and the fuel pump and added a check valve thinking it was fuel related. I've pretty much ruled out a girl problem. Please help! Thank you!
 

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Seems to be a Prowler 650/700 issue. I have a 2009 700XTX that has done the same thing since I got it! Only happens when engine is warm. I've checked valve clearance, battery voltage, starter draw, and clutch. All were with in specs, so I learned to live with it! Not a good answer, but it is all I could share!
 

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It doesn't seem to matter if the engine is hot or cold. It can sit for a couple days, same problem. Shut it off for two minutes... same problem. Then once in a blue moon, it starts right up.
 

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Check your battery voltage, then check the voltage at the starter while starting the motor. Anything under 10.5 volts needs to be addressed. Have the battery tested, if that is good, check all wiring to and from the battery. Ground wires on the Prowler seem to be a problem on all model years. If the start issue still persists, you more than likely need to replace the starter motor.
 

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Hi. I have A 2012 700 HDX and was the same, wouldn't start sometimes, backfired and bucking while driving. Sometimes it would run perfect, I tried everything to no avail. This past summer I took it back to the dealer and said keep it until it is fixed. Four days later it is fixed and I have had it since new with this problem. Turned out it was something simple even though they had to consult with Arctic Cat directly too to get to the bottom of it. Turns out it was a $5 fix. The sparkplug cap had a low resistance, put a new cap on and it like a new machine!! I hope this helps, cheers.
 
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