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    Polaris Virage 2000 won't crank / start / no spark

    I am a newbie and as recommended, I searched recent previous posts to try to a similar issue.

    I have a 2000 Virage 800. When I stored it for the season, everything was fine. I believe I properly winterized it as well.

    Taking it out of storage, I now have the problem that it won't crank. I have done the obvious things:

    1. I put some fresh gas into the tank. However, I did not drain tank before putting in the fresh gas. (I did not know how to drain the old tank.) I also tried starter fluid. I understand this may put in the hall of shame, but I was desperate.

    2. I bought a brand new battery and checked the output voltage. It is 12.8 volts. I think the old battery may not have been putting out sufficient voltage.

    3. I bought a new solenoid and rechecked the continuity. It was fine. I do believe the old solenoid was bad since I got no continuity when I checked it with my ohm meter.

    3. When I bypass the solenoid, the engine will crank, but it will not start. Nor will I I get spark from either spark plug. I will be honest, I am not sure if we were pressing the start button while cranking the engine and checking for spark. We ran out of available hands.

    What would be the next couple of tests or checks?

    Thanks in advance for your help and patience with this newbie.

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    Click avatar for tech links/info K447's Avatar
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    Is this a carburetor engine or Ficht Fuel Injected?

    This link will be useful.

    Lanyard is in place when attempting to start the engine, correct?

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