2005 King Quad, ignition problems
Looking for help!
I have a 2005 King Quad 700 EFI. On a recent trip we were riding along just fine for several hours.... the machine was very wet and had been in the mud and water, but not past the bottom of the seat.
All of a sudden it stopped running, just shut down. It would not start, turn over or even fire. The headlights and dash display was on. When i pushed the start button, lights would dim, bit no firing. I noted the ignition fuse was blown. Replaced it and as soon as I pushed the start button again, it would die and blown fuse.
One time I got it running, but as soon as I put it into gear, it died....blow fuse.
It sounds like I may have a short....but where. Even after the machine dried out I continued to have this problem....
You had me thinking "starter" until you said you got it started once. The time you got it started, did the electric starter function correctly?
You may need to get out your multimeter and just start hunting from the blown fuse backwards until you find the source of the problem.
Yes the starter worked great.
Sounds simple..... but my battery is shot.... could bad, beyond repair battery cause symptoms like this. An internal short in the battery possibly?
Yes. I have an older model King Quad, but I once had a direct wired accessory switch accidentally left on for a couple days and the battery was DOA. Couldn't get the dead battery to take a charge at all. The engine wouldn't stay running with the dead battery, even when I had the charger connected and running in 80amp start mode. As soon as I replaced the battery, the problem was corrected and the machine started and ran perfectly.
That said, is your battery shot? How many volts does it show on your meter? There doesn't seem to be a direct link between driving along and blowing a fuse and then having a battery problem.
my suggestion would be to ensure that all electrical connections are dry, take as many apart as you can find, dry then and put di-electric grease in them. Wet connections can cause all kinds of little gremlins