i went to fire up our avalanche after a long winter and it wouldnt crank. i figured the battery must not have enough juice so after i gave it a full charge, and even tried a brand new battery, still nothing. i checked all the fuses and they seemed to be fine, but i noticed that there was a noise coming from what said to be the ignition protector and there was a dial on the side thats connected to the throttle cable that was kind of spinning. everything ran great last season, did something get shorted out, im at a loss of where to start. i dont want to take it in to the local shop and get bent over for something simple. any help would be much appreciated.
are you getting a click around the engine when you try to start? it might be your starter.. if there was any water deep enough to have touched it it may have rusted inside. try smacking it a couple times with a mallet.
^^ second that if its truning over but not starting youre missing fuel or spark. If it wont even turn over its somewhere else.. take the neutral safety switch off there will be four prongs on the back two will have wires connected to them switch the wires to the two nonused plugs(you have just bypassed the switch) and if it starts then your neutal safety switch is bad, if not put the wires back the way they were cuz the NSS is fine. check to see that youre getting fuel and spark.