Any ideas why my Eagle 49cc scooter will not turn over?

by Kristen
(Merritt Island, FL)

I just bought an 09 Eagle 49cc scooter and the guy that I purchased it from told me that the carburetor and jets just needed to be cleaned in order for it to work, so we did that and still nothing.

We have tried everything, from the fuel line to the carburetor. I would love to save money and fix it myself, but I need help figuring out what else it could be.

It will idle for a few seconds then die once I do get it to turn over. Please help me! The carburetor looks good as new, there's a new fuel filter, and tubes. Yet the darn thing still will not run.

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Mar 25, 2011
Ground Wire
by: Jim Zeiser

It sounds like you either have a loose wire or a bad ground. First though I would change the spark plug and see what happens. After that, check the ground wire from the battery to the frame. If it's loose you could be getting an intermittent ground. also check the wires at the CDI. They sometimes get dirty and will give you problems.

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