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Dead Grizzly

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by MtnCowboy, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. MtnCowboy

    MtnCowboy Member
    Messages: 96

    Has anyone had this problem?

    Today I pulled the 2007 Grizzly 660 out of the garage after a short engine warm-up. I pulled forward, hit the foot brake hard when my dog ran in front of the ATV, and the engine died. It won't turn over and the Park and Reverse lights don't light up. Neutral, etc, do light up, the winch works -- but the engine won't turn over: nothing. I'll get out the manual and the old multimeter but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. At least it died at the house and not at the bottom of the mountain.
     
  2. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    Check the fuses....
     
  3. MtnCowboy

    MtnCowboy Member
    Messages: 96

    Thanks, but the fuses are fine. The Park and Reverse indicator lights returned - and come to think of it, it's not unusual for them to occasionally not light: sometimes you need to rock a 660 with the brake on to get them to light. Since the problem occurred when I slammed on the brake I'll assume it's an issue with a starter safety switch. Maybe I can jumper it.
     
  4. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    Never ridden a grizzly but do you need to hold the brake to start it? On the brute if its not in neutral it wont kick over unless the brake is applied... maybe its something to do with your foot brake? Are your brakes working properly.. brake lights too?

    Do you have a pull starter? Try starting it with that to eliminate any switches... could be your electric start.
     
  5. MtnCowboy

    MtnCowboy Member
    Messages: 96

    Found the problem: the grizzly has an IDIOT for an owner. This is my 4th winter using the 660 and just now discovered it has an engine kill switch. I must have hit it when I slammed on the brake to avoid hitting my dog. Better an idiot than being without the plow. I've got 12" of snow to move on a mile long road and it's raining - with a cold front moving in this afternoon.

    But yes, the foot brake or left lever usually must be deployed to turn the engine. It has a pull starter too, but it's a "bear." I guess the compression still must be good.
     
  6. BruteForce750

    BruteForce750 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 133

    Haha, I think I can vouch and say we've all been there. :drinkup: