2009 Rancher...hit the gas and i2009 Rancher...hit the gas ant sputters, help please. - Honda Foreman Forums : Rubicon, Rincon, Rancher and Recon Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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2009 Rancher...hit the gas and i2009 Rancher...hit the gas ant sputters, help please.

Hi friends, so I have a 2009 Honda Rancher 420 4x4 electric shift (not the dual clutch auto). The problem is very odd, in short; Turn motor on, shift from neutral to first gear, hit the throttle and it sputters. Drop it back into neutral, rev it, shift back to first and it no longer sputters. Any ideas and next steps would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 01:10 PM
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Is this problem duplicated every single time? Sounds like you have trash in your carburetor.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it happens every time no matter how long I wait between rides.

Reading on here it seems likely it could be the fuel pump/filter so this weekend I plan to
1. Clean or replace the fuel filter
2. Clean or replace the petcock strainer
3. Clean or replace the fuel injector
4. Clean and inspect the fuel lines as well as the fuel tank vent cap/tube
5. Test and if needed replace the battery
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Are you starting it in gear or neutral? Almost sounds like one that's started in gear and the front brake lever doesnt return far enough to close the switch.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Following up to my main post.

Went through the entire fuel system over the weekend, cleaned the petcock, cleaned fuel lines, cleaned the injector (took out and sprayed injector cleaner through it while applying 12v to the leads to activate the injector). Thing runs great now. In the end I am almost 100% certain it was mostly the fuel filter when I took it out it was black and filled with debris.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.
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Appreciate you coming back and updating us with the solution so we can better help next time.

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