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 Post subject: Please Help! Son ran into a tree and now it won't start
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:33 pm 
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Hi All .. Just wondering if any of you experts can offer some help. I recently bought a used Runmaster Dune Buggy and it was working fine until my 15yr old son ran into a tree :roll: (he's fine no injuries!) but since then we can't get it to fire up.

The battery was knocked off and dangling by the negative cable so after reinstalling the battery and connecting the cables it turns over but won't start. Is there some sort of fuel shutoff, safety switch or reset switch that I'm not seeing?? Also this buggy did not come with a kill switch (as far as i can tell) on the dash.

I'm very new to these but have be doing research and have tested the CDI and the Ignition Coil and both tested good.

One thing I have noticed is that when i do a continuity (buzzer) test from the battery ground to the buggy body I get nothing .. That doesn't seem right??

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Please Help! Son ran into a tree and now it won't start
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:44 pm 
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You have to have a ground to the engine. See if that came undone

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 Post subject: Re: Please Help! Son ran into a tree and now it won't start
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:49 pm 
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I miss spoke . If the engine turns over it shouldn't be that.
Are you getting spark at the sparkplug ?

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 Post subject: Re: Please Help! Son ran into a tree and now it won't start
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:27 pm 
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Hi Karl .. Thanks for replying .. Yes I am getting spark but it's a weak spark .. also the battery isn't reading quite 12V .. it's like 11.8 so I'm going to pick up a new battery and see if that helps


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