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I have 06 xp that dies after about 4-5 seconds and my dealer cant find out why. They have also called polaris and they do not seem to know. Its like the electrical system shuts down and every thing goes dead. They have replaced the ignition switch and a electrical module and that didnt help. Does anyone have any ideas what might be going on.
 

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Do you have a good battery? I started mine up ok, but after about 5 seconds it stalled and the battery wouldn't start it again. It had not stalled like that before and I don't know if the weak battery caused it. I charged the battery and it did the same thing. A new battery took care of the problem.
 

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Is it still under warranty? Have you had it wet? I remember someone posting here once that they washed their Ranger and then It wouldn't run something was unplugged around motor maybe under the bed.

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They said that the battery was good. It will start multiple times, but only run for few seconds. If you turn the key on and do not try to start it, the electrical system still shuts down after few seconds. It seems to have everyone stumped. Thanks for all of your replies.
 

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Check your ground strap to the frame then from your frame to the engine i mean pull them off and clean them.If you suspect the fuel filter pull it out be carefull not to spill all the fuel out of it place a finger over both ends shake it vigourously then noteing which is the direction of flow dump the fuel threw a white rag backwards that will tell you the condition of the fuel. if these things fail try eloborating more.

Like by elec shutting down explain
5 seconds or so of running if you let it set overnight dose it run any longer.
Have you or the dealer jumped or charged the battery during this ordeal.
 

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are you sure the problem is electrical and not a fuel or fuel vent problem? Several here have had vent lines kinked or plugged. A restriction in either of these could allow the engine to start and run for a short time,Scotty
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by biglda

They said that the battery was good. It will start multiple times, but only run for few seconds. If you turn the key on and do not try to start it, the electrical system still shuts down after few seconds. It seems to have everyone stumped. Thanks for all of your replies.
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Could it be a curcut breaker or relay that is supplying power when key is on? Try disconnecting all accessorys and rear lights see what happens. If you wait after it shuts down without touching key, does it seem that the electrical system comes on again for a few seconds?
 

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Unplug your ECM from under the hood and check both the plugs and the ECM for signs of burnt prongs, that is what happened to mine, it would run for 5 seconds and then shut off. Polaris said that there is no problem but they are working on a fix.
 

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With everything very quiet, turn the key to on, but not to start. Listen to your ranger for a click or a ping. Maybe you have a bad or weak circuit breaker that trips out after a few seconds.[xx(] If you hear the click, listen for the click when it resets itself, then track it down. Electrical problems are the worst. Just an idea, keep us posted and good luck.[:)] And welcome to the club, you'll like it here.
 

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I ran out and checked mine real quick and there are no auto breakers in the system

And desert rat how did they solve the problem ?? new plugs??
 

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I believe Jerry made the comment about something being partially unplugged before on a similiar problem. Seems like it was on the driver's side of the engine. I can't recall what it was though. I will try and find that post.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by want2beyounger

With everything very quiet, turn the key to on, but not to start. Listen to your ranger for a click or a ping. Maybe you have a bad or weak circuit breaker that trips out after a few seconds.[xx(] If you hear the click, listen for the click when it resets itself, then track it down. Electrical problems are the worst. Just an idea, keep us posted and good luck.[:)] And welcome to the club, you'll like it here.
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The circuit breakers are in the ECMs on 05s and 06s and when they get overloaded they burn the plugs, Im sure that is why Polaris changed the ECM and added fuses and relays to the 07s. so far we have three rangers down with this problem.[xx(]
 

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Thanks for all your ideas. I will print them off and take them to my dealer. I will keep you updated.
 
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