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    Ok guys and gals here is the deal i have a 2000 SLH it was last rode in 2008 it has sat up since then, i have been out of the country. My son put it outside in the weather it has gotten below freezing here a couple times.

    Last Saturday i decided to get this thing running, so i went and bought new fuel line and a new batt, i hooked the water up to it and tried to start it the engine seemed like it was froze up.

    Anyone got any helpful ideas on how to fix this problem?

    Thanks,
    David


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwill625 View Post
    Ok guys and gals here is the deal i have a 2000 SLH it was last rode in 2008 it has sat up since then, i have been out of the country. My son put it outside in the weather it has gotten below freezing here a couple times.

    Last Saturday i decided to get this thing running, so i went and bought new fuel line and a new batt, i hooked the water up to it and tried to start it the engine seemed like it was froze up.

    Anyone got any helpful ideas on how to fix this problem?

    Thanks,
    David
    I could be a couple of things. Can you turn the motor by hand at the coupler? If not, remove the jet pump and drive shaft and see if it will turn. Was the engine fogged when it was last put up? Your starter motor could also be stuck. Do you hear any clicking when you hit the start button?

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    You didn't turn on the water before you started it did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    You didn't turn on the water before you started it did you?
    Remove all spark plugs. Does it now crank?

    Battery polarity hooked up backwards?

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    Yeap remove all the spark plugs and see if the crank will spin if not grab the coupler with a wrench or pair of channel locks and rock it back and forth mainly to see if you can free it up sometimes for some reason the starter bendix locks half way between and will lock the crank. If that’s it your good but I would take the front cover off and lube it.

    If you don’t have any luck doing that check the jet pump for a rock that would do it also.

    lastly you may have to start taking it apart. Pop the heads off and see if there is any rust in the cylinders if so you have a some big problems and more then likely you will need a motor or at least a crankshaft.

    One them and im not saying you did this but never turn the hose on till the engine is running.

    If its been in storage for sometime you may have put it way wrong and got some water in the engine and a few months of that and game over (RUST)

    Good Luck

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