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My Honda is a 2001 Honda Rancher es
My carburetor is leaking gas out the back near the shaft, I think it's the over flow line I'm not sure, turn the gas off and of course it stops leaking but leave it on and it pours like a water hose. I've took the side off and I'm looking at the carburetor and I can't find any issues anyone else have this problem? The carb needs to be cleaned I know but it's been working for a long time was going to replace it very soon this might be the time?? But I would like to see it running if at all possible. The second picture is where it's coming from like I said like a water hose running thanks. Very new to this form.
 

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ya need to buy a carb rebuild kit from ebay, shindy brand or moose brand. lots of great stickys in the repair section on how to clean and rebuild carbs. welcome to the forums.
 

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Your float valve in the carb float bowl is probably clogged or the float has a hole in it. If it was mine and this is still an original Honda OEM carburetor, I'd rebuild it. This will leave you with a much better carb than any cheap Chinese replacement carburetor. I would clean the original Honda Keihin brass and try to get an original float needle and float seat . . . not aftermarket.

If your carb is not too far gone from running ethanol fuel, you might be able to clean up the brass you already have and re-use it all. But I usually wind up tearing a gasket and the rubber o-rings are shredding. For the last 4-5 years at least, I only run no ethanol fuel because it is far better for things like an ATV engine that do not see a lot of engine action. Yea, might cost another 80 cents a gallon but it's worth every penny.

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Your float valve in the carb float bowl is probably clogged or the float has a hole in it. If it was mine and this is still an original Honda OEM carburetor, I'd rebuild it. This will leave you with a much better carb than any cheap Chinese replacement carburetor. I would clean the original Honda Keihin brass and try to get an original float needle and float seat . . . not aftermarket.

If your carb is not too far gone from running ethanol fuel, you might be able to clean up the brass you already have and re-use it all. But I usually wind up tearing a gasket and the rubber o-rings are shredding. For the last 4-5 years at least, I only run no ethanol fuel because it is far better for things like an ATV engine that do not see a lot of engine action. Yea, might cost another 80 cents a gallon but it's worth every penny.

Rick
you can not replace the float valve needle seat in these carbs on his model, matter of fact, most Honda atvs won't let you replace any of the float valve seats, just the float needle can be replaced.
 

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Your float valve in the carb float bowl is probably clogged or the float has a hole in it. If it was mine and this is still an original Honda OEM carburetor, I'd rebuild it. This will leave you with a much better carb than any cheap Chinese replacement carburetor. I would clean the original Honda Keihin brass and try to get an original float needle and float seat . . . not aftermarket.

If your carb is not too far gone from running ethanol fuel, you might be able to clean up the brass you already have and re-use it all. But I usually wind up tearing a gasket and the rubber o-rings are shredding. For the last 4-5 years at least, I only run no ethanol fuel because it is far better for things like an ATV engine that do not see a lot of engine action. Yea, might cost another 80 cents a gallon but it's worth every penny.

Rick
you can not replace the float valve needle seat in these carbs on his model, matter of fact, most Honda atvs won't let you replace any of the float valve seats, just the float needle can be replaced.
Too many Honda bikes around here to keep 'em all sorted out and straight.

Rick

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Your float valve in the carb float bowl is probably clogged or the float has a hole in it. If it was mine and this is still an original Honda OEM carburetor, I'd rebuild it. This will leave you with a much better carb than any cheap Chinese replacement carburetor. I would clean the original Honda Keihin brass and try to get an original float needle and float seat . . . not aftermarket.

If your carb is not too far gone from running ethanol fuel, you might be able to clean up the brass you already have and re-use it all. But I usually wind up tearing a gasket and the rubber o-rings are shredding. For the last 4-5 years at least, I only run no ethanol fuel because it is far better for things like an ATV engine that do not see a lot of engine action. Yea, might cost another 80 cents a gallon but it's worth every penny.

Rick
you can not replace the float valve needle seat in these carbs on his model, matter of fact, most Honda atvs won't let you replace any of the float valve seats, just the float needle can be replaced.
Too many Honda bikes around here to keep 'em all sorted out and straight.

Rick

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I hear ya !. some Yamaha and suzys let ya replace the float valve seat, but not Honda's !, they want ya to replace the whole carb.
 

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This same thing happened to me the other week.

I just finished loading my bike onto the trailer, and it just started pouring gas out of the over flow line.

I found a forum post where somebody said they took the drain screw at the bottom of the carb all the way out, let the carb drain, put it back in, and voila, no more over flow.

I decided to try that since it was 9pm and I was wanting to ride the next day.

I took the drain screw out, blew into the over flow line to blow out the gas from the carb, tapped the carb a few times with a wrench to make sure the float wasn't stuck, put the drain screw back in, and voila, no more over flow!

If it just started to do this on you randomly, I would try these first and see if it works.

I rode 4 hours the next day with zero issues, and its still working fine.
 

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This same thing happened to me the other week.

I just finished loading my bike onto the trailer, and it just started pouring gas out of the over flow line.

I found a forum post where somebody said they took the drain screw at the bottom of the carb all the way out, let the carb drain, put it back in, and voila, no more over flow.

I decided to try that since it was 9pm and I was wanting to ride the next day.

I took the drain screw out, blew into the over flow line to blow out the gas from the carb, tapped the carb a few times with a wrench to make sure the float wasn't stuck, put the drain screw back in, and voila, no more over flow!

If it just started to do this on you randomly, I would try these first and see if it works.

I rode 4 hours the next day with zero issues, and its still working fine.
Nice easy fix for you there RaRa :)
 

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This same thing happened to me the other week.

I just finished loading my bike onto the trailer, and it just started pouring gas out of the over flow line.

I found a forum post where somebody said they took the drain screw at the bottom of the carb all the way out, let the carb drain, put it back in, and voila, no more over flow.

I decided to try that since it was 9pm and I was wanting to ride the next day.

I took the drain screw out, blew into the over flow line to blow out the gas from the carb, tapped the carb a few times with a wrench to make sure the float wasn't stuck, put the drain screw back in, and voila, no more over flow!

If it just started to do this on you randomly, I would try these first and see if it works.

I rode 4 hours the next day with zero issues, and its still working fine.
I was about to tear the carb down on my 2005 Rancher for the same reason when I read this post. Opened the drain screw, and turned on the petcock to flush the carb a bit more. No more fuel leak! I did replace the fuel line and installed a filter while I was going. Maybe this will prevent future trash in the carb.
 

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My Honda is a 2001 Honda Rancher es
My carburetor is leaking gas out the back near the shaft, I think it's the over flow line I'm not sure, turn the gas off and of course it stops leaking but leave it on and it pours like a water hose. I've took the side off and I'm looking at the carburetor and I can't find any issues anyone else have this problem? The carb needs to be cleaned I know but it's been working for a long time was going to replace it very soon this might be the time?? But I would like to see it running if at all possible. The second picture is where it's coming from like I said like a water hose running thanks. Very new to this form.
Disassemble the carb and clean it thoroughly. Blow out all passages with compressed air then reassemble it following the factory service manual step-by-step.

Save your money for a fresh tank of non-ethanol gas and new fuel filter replacement following your tank flushing. Aftermarket carb kits cause many more problems than they ever solve. ALL of them contain china garbage parts EXCEPT for OEM Honda and genuine Shindy kits. Odds are there is nothing wrong with your OEM carb, its just dirty from neglect.
 

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Well, my carb started leaking again today, and I took the carb apart. There was trash in the bowl, but everything else looked ok. I drained the tank, and there was some junk in the bottom, so I'll flush it out tomorrow. I'd appreciate any tips towards cleaning the tank. While I've got it apart, I'm going to clean the whole fuel system. My battery also crapped out, so I've got to replace it too. When it rains it pours....
 

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I actually just dealt with this on my 2000. If it doesn't backfire or run like garbage it may just be the overflow screw. I took mine apart and thoroughly cleaned it and reassembled it with parts from a rebuild kit. After reinstalling it on the machine and turning the fuel on I was dumbfounded on why it was still leaking! After some choice words and some investigation my brother mentioned about the drain screw. I put a screwdriver on the drain screw and cranked on it good and proper. After cracking a cold one and some more choice words, I turned the fuel back on to find that the leak was fixed!

And another cold Miller was cracked!
 

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Well, my carb started leaking again today, and I took the carb apart. There was trash in the bowl, but everything else looked ok. I drained the tank, and there was some junk in the bottom, so I'll flush it out tomorrow. I'd appreciate any tips towards cleaning the tank. While I've got it apart, I'm going to clean the whole fuel system. My battery also crapped out, so I've got to replace it too. When it rains it pours....
The best way I have found to clean fuel tanks is to drain it fully and fill it with a half a tank of diesel fuel to thoroughly clean any crud buildup in the tank. Turn the selector switch off and with the tank half full and rock the machine back and forth to agitate it and clean the inside. Let it sit for a few minutes to work its magic, Grab a clear container so you can see what the fuel looks like and drain it out with the fuel line coming out of the tank. Usually what I do is then fill it with regular fuel and drain a little out to see what it looks like. If it comes out clean then your good to go! If you want to fully clean the fuel system properly I would spend the extra few bucks and buy a few feet of fuel line to replace what's in it, this ethenol fuel doesn't play nicely with fuel line and causes it to dry rot something fierce.

In regards to a battery I have always had really good luck with Deka batteries from NAPA.
 

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I actually just dealt with this on my 2000. If it doesn't backfire or run like garbage it may just be the overflow screw. I took mine apart and thoroughly cleaned it and reassembled it with parts from a rebuild kit. After reinstalling it on the machine and turning the fuel on I was dumbfounded on why it was still leaking! After some choice words and some investigation my brother mentioned about the drain screw. I put a screwdriver on the drain screw and cranked on it good and proper. After cracking a cold one and some more choice words, I turned the fuel back on to find that the leak was fixed!

And another cold Miller was cracked!
lol, a lot of folks don't think about the drain screw not being tight.
 

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I actually just dealt with this on my 2000. If it doesn't backfire or run like garbage it may just be the overflow screw. I took mine apart and thoroughly cleaned it and reassembled it with parts from a rebuild kit. After reinstalling it on the machine and turning the fuel on I was dumbfounded on why it was still leaking! After some choice words and some investigation my brother mentioned about the drain screw. I put a screwdriver on the drain screw and cranked on it good and proper. After cracking a cold one and some more choice words, I turned the fuel back on to find that the leak was fixed!

And another cold Miller was cracked!
lol, a lot of folks don't think about the drain screw not being tight.
Drain screw was tight. After 12 years it was more than time to replace the fuel lines-and the air filter, which fell apart while cleaning. Ordered a new Uni filter which should be here in a couple days. I don’t run ethanol fuel in any of my off road vehicles.
 
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