Content Source: 2020 GENERAL 1000 Owner’s Manual (9929901 R01) > Troubleshooting Chapter


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Engine Runs Irregularly, Stalls or Misfires

Possible Cause Solution
Fouled or defective spark plug Inspect, clean and/or replace spark plug
Worn or defective spark plug wires Your authorized dealer can assist
Incorrect spark plug gap or heat range Set gap to specs or replace plug
Loose ignition connections Check all connections and tighten
Water present in fuel Replace with new fuel
Low battery voltage Recharge battery to 12.8 VDC
Incorrect fuel Replace with recommended fuel
Clogged air filter Inspect and clean or replace
Clogged intake pre-filter Inspect and clean (with soapy water) or replace
Other mechanical failure Your authorized dealer can assist

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