Why does my scooter not accelerate?

by Randel
(Antioch, TN)

I cleaned the carburetor on my scooter, but it did not help with my acceleration problem. It will start right up but when you try to go it stalls. Will only go about ten mph and can't pull a hill. I am stuck.

Can anyone give me some direction on how to fix this scooter problem? Thanks!

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Oct 28, 2015
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by: Anonymous

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Sep 03, 2011
clean carb?
by: Eilish

hi, your carburetor may look clean, but may not be clean where it counts. You may need a professional to clean you carb and get the benefits.

Sep 02, 2011
by: Loosegrit

Also have the lifter adjusted then a compresstion test will tell you if engine is OK.

Sep 01, 2011
So Many Things
by: Jim Zeiser

I would change the spark plug, check the fuel filter and most importantly see if all the vacuum lines are connected properly. Also make sure your carburetor is tight in the intake manifold and there are no cracks in the manifold.

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