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vanguard 16 hp no fuel won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bbqbuttman, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. bbqbuttman

    bbqbuttman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a vanguard 16hp engine elect start. I have started it with starting fluid and it fires off. But i am getting no gas. I have a line from the gas tank to a fuel pump? and this line goes to the carb. I have a small soleniod on the carb with a wire that goes to the switch. Can someone tell me how this thing works. thanks Dan
  2. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 920

    It's a fuel cut off solenoid.
    It needs 12V to it for the engine to run.
    It has a "needle" that protrudes into the carb Main Jet to prevent after fire when shutting the engine off. No 12V and the needle won't retract out of the way.

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