Recently my scooter was having trouble getting up to full speed and was jerking slightly, but only when I gave it a lot of gas or going above around 35 miles an hour. After some research, I came to the conclusion that the problem was likely with the carbuerator, and decided to replace it. I purchased this one on Amazon and put it in.
However, once I got the new carb in, it won't start.
The chief suspects I have investigated and failed to find issue with have been the following:
- The electric choke. I tried taking off the new choke and replacing it with the one from the old carburetor, which didn't change anything.
- The fuel pump system. I disconnected the fuel line to the carb and hit the starter, which resulted in fuel coming out of the line appropriately.
- According to some internet research, some have luck by just spraying some starting fluid in the carb. I also tried this to no avail. Although its possible I didn't spray enough, as I thought it wise to go too light than too heavy with a highly flammable
What other issues are possible with a new carburetor that could prevent it from starting?
I do not know much about mechanics, but would love to be able to fix it myself. Especially considering I can't find a shop near me who will work on it.
Thank you for any help!
Lance (Chinese Manufacturer) 150cc
Purchased Carburetor (Matches existing carb perfectly from what I can tell.)