RC Vehicle Will Not Start When Starter Cord is Pulled

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Radio Control Cars & Trucks, RC Zone



My vehicle will not start up when I pull the starter cable.


The initial point that lots of brand-new owners of Nitro Cars should understand is that a Glow Plug Igniter is required. The Glow Plug Igniter needs to be completely charged before affixing it to the glow plug. If it is totally charged and it is affixed to the Glow Plug a good connection will be made.

Secondly, if the above is done correctly you need to inspect to see if the problem is that gas is reaching the carburetor. This can be accomplished by holding your finger over the exhaust opening and providing a couple of tugs on the pull start. This will create nitro fuel to siphon via the gas line to the Carburetor. Ensure that you do not pull the pull cable all the way out . The start up of a nitro car is a fine art and could quickly be done with brief fast pulls 1/2 of the way out. (If you pull start is broken, see this article: How to fix a broken pull start)

Third, if the above 2 do not deal with the start up problem, you could have swamped the engine. You could eliminate the glow plug and transform the vehicle upside-down and pull the cable a couple of times to remove the gas then try starting again.   See: how to deal with a flooded engine


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