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Gt 17 throttle cable and choke hot to touch


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#1 ace69xxx2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Went to start my ariens gt 17 yesterday and would barely roll over so put battery charger on it and still wouldn't roll over sod tarted looking at things and my choke and throttle cable were hot to the touch I couldn't find and bare wires touching either cable any other ideas
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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:52 AM

Bad ground!  It is using your cables as a ground connection.  Replace your ground cable to engine, or clean current connections.


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Posted October 18, 2015 - 07:56 AM

Ok thank you will give it a shot

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Posted October 18, 2015 - 08:17 AM

Olcowhand has you on the right track check you grounds good. And make sure you pos cable is not melted into any thing I had this problem I had this issue burned choke cable clean into



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Posted October 18, 2015 - 09:48 AM

Like the boys mentioned prior.  90% of electrical problems can be traced back to a bad ground.



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Posted October 18, 2015 - 01:27 PM

Doesn't take much to have good looking cable resting on some metal object and just a little bearing of the coating one it worn thru to make contact. Buy some wire ties and go around pulling wires away from things and check for spots. Might even spark/arc a little if on a big batt cable, or bigger feed wire. Check from starter too and any amp gauge if you have one. New enough to have gas shut off at carb?  starter system for ignition? Fuse box?  My PK had a fuse box, loose connectors for fuses and I replaced that with better one. It also had the key switch loose and kept turning around till wires would up behind it, and finally wore thru and shorted against themselves. Check for odd things like that too. Good Luck!

 

One more thing....is your battery anchored down OK?  Have seen where they move around and cables get worn from that action.


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