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I recently purchased a 550 mule from a friend. It's having trouble starting and idling:

  • It seems to only start cold. If I try to start it when hot, it will crank but not start
  • It won't idle for longer than a few minutes or so at the most, it seems to cut out after a while
  • It has issues starting idle as well (even when cold). I need to floor the gas for a few seconds for it to actually idle longer than 5 seconds
  • Sometimes (either hot or cold) it will seem to click rather than start unless I play with the shift stick a bit
When it starts up and runs, it runs fine without issue (though I've never had one before so I don't know how it's supposed to run). I've checked the fuel flow (seems ok); air flow (seems ok). Got a new carb (and tried to adjust the screws every which way), new spark plug, new battery, new starter & rectifier (previous owner put it in). Starter relay is bypassed, but I'm not sure that makes a difference. What could be wrong?
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