Harley Davidson Forums

Loading


Hello

Guest

Welcome to the harley davidson forum. Join our discussion today for FREE!

CREATE ACCOUNT

Membership Benefits

Get your questions answered by harley davidson community gurus and industry experts. Exchange your experience with another members. Access full features forum. Get a members discounts for your harley parts & accessories.

2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

Engine, Fuel and Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:12 PM     #1
New Family
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
BigDaddyRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 26th, 2009
Location: Cibolo (San Antonio), Texas
Posts: 9
My Mood: My Mood
BigDaddyRod is an unknown quantity at this point
Angry 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

My 2008 FLHX stalled out yesterday when I started to accelerate from a stop. I tried to start it, as I had traffic behind me, but no luck. Starter turning, no check engine light. After trucking it home, I checked everything I knew to check. No DTC codes showing, all fuses good and no loose or broken wires that I can see. I pulled a plug and I am getting spark. I can hear the fuel pump running like normal. The bike has almost 4,000 miles (recovering from major cancer surgery). I had a PC-III on it and tried removing that, but no luck. I have the hands-free security module installed and thought that may be the problem, although everything is working properly.

On another note, today (after the problem) I unplugged the security module. I don't have to remarry the module do I (if I get it running)? Same module and same ECM.

If anyone can tell me what the heck is wrong I would be in your debt.
__________________
2008 FLHX - 1977 FXS
BigDaddyRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:16 PM     #2
Retired Moderators
Ride: 2008 Road King Classic.
 
Bud White's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 8th, 2008
Location: Wayne , MI
Posts: 3,325
My Mood: My Mood
Bud White is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

you said ya hear the fuel pump running does it charge then stop and wait few seconds and fire up again ? if yours cover by the fuel filter recall ?

08 Bike Fuel Pump/filter Problems - Harley Davidson Community (08 Bike Fuel Pump/filter Problems)
__________________
"Tell me where I'm going, let my bones fall in the Dust, can't you hear that Ghost thats Calling as my Colt begins to Rust, in the Dust"
Bud White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:29 PM     #3
New Family
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
BigDaddyRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 26th, 2009
Location: Cibolo (San Antonio), Texas
Posts: 9
My Mood: My Mood
BigDaddyRod is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

I just checked it, with the cap off. I runs for about five seconds after I turn the ignition on and stops (same as always). What I hear is the sound out gas moving; sounds like a faucet running slowly, not a whoosing sound. It may be covered by the recall, I don't know when it was manufactured.
__________________
2008 FLHX - 1977 FXS
BigDaddyRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:33 PM     #4
Retired Moderators
Ride: 2008 Road King Classic.
 
Bud White's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 8th, 2008
Location: Wayne , MI
Posts: 3,325
My Mood: My Mood
Bud White is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

tag on the frame neck should tell you when it was built
__________________
"Tell me where I'm going, let my bones fall in the Dust, can't you hear that Ghost thats Calling as my Colt begins to Rust, in the Dust"
Bud White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:41 PM     #5
New Family
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
BigDaddyRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 26th, 2009
Location: Cibolo (San Antonio), Texas
Posts: 9
My Mood: My Mood
BigDaddyRod is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

It says 12-07, but I didn't receive a notice and haven't changed addresses. Maybe I just missed the bad ones? The post you referenced didn't mention failure to start. Is this another symptom?
__________________
2008 FLHX - 1977 FXS
BigDaddyRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:44 PM     #6
Retired Moderators
Ride: 2008 Road King Classic.
 
Bud White's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 8th, 2008
Location: Wayne , MI
Posts: 3,325
My Mood: My Mood
Bud White is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

I have heard if it gets bad enough it wont start.. spray little carb cleaner in throttle body it start then its deff in fuel system
__________________
"Tell me where I'm going, let my bones fall in the Dust, can't you hear that Ghost thats Calling as my Colt begins to Rust, in the Dust"
Bud White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:49 PM     #7
Retired Moderators
Ride: 2008 Road King Classic.
 
Bud White's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 8th, 2008
Location: Wayne , MI
Posts: 3,325
My Mood: My Mood
Bud White is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

yep that will do it to but at 4k i would hope no hole
__________________
"Tell me where I'm going, let my bones fall in the Dust, can't you hear that Ghost thats Calling as my Colt begins to Rust, in the Dust"
Bud White is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 4th, 2009, 06:50 PM     #8
Wise Member
Ride: 0
 
Join Date: Jun 21st, 2007
Posts: 26,212
My Mood: My Mood
glider is on a distinguished road
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

The holed fuel line was in the earlier bikes. The newer ones have a shorter line to eliminate this problem.
There has been however some bikes that came through without hose clamps on the fuel lines inside the tank and the line blew off. You shouldn't hear any fuel swooshing inside the tank if all is good.
glider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7th, 2009, 05:49 PM     #9
New Family
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
BigDaddyRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 26th, 2009
Location: Cibolo (San Antonio), Texas
Posts: 9
My Mood: My Mood
BigDaddyRod is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

O.K., the dealership picked-up my HOG today and the service manager has called once. They're a little baffled. I'll post the outcome when I get it. I wonder if it's the same as HarleyHarry's issue; check valve on tank quick disconnect stuck in closed position?
__________________
2008 FLHX - 1977 FXS
BigDaddyRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 8th, 2009, 06:36 PM     #10
New Family
Ride: 2008 Street Glide
 
BigDaddyRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 26th, 2009
Location: Cibolo (San Antonio), Texas
Posts: 9
My Mood: My Mood
BigDaddyRod is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2008 Street Glide Won't Start-Help

Fuel problem fixed! Got my bike back today. Sure enough, Glider was spot on once again and everyone else was real close. Ends up, the fuel line popped off the fuel pump. Tech says he's never seen it before. Glider, you saved me an additional hour charge for diagnostics since I recommended them checking the fuel line in the tank, based on your blog; I owe you a beverage of your choice!

For anyone else who may experience this problem, the main giveaway was a significant amount of fuel running down the fuel line inside the tank. I had about a half tank of fuel, removed the cap and pointed a flashlight into the tank opening while turning the ignition switch to ignition. I could see and hear a steady flow of fuel. When I got the bike back today, I did the same check and although I could see a little fuel running, I could not hear anything but the pump running and it was much less volume. I recommend folks take a look when their system is functioning properly so they have a frame of reference if they have a problem.

Many thanks Glider and others who provided potential causes for my problem!
__________________
2008 FLHX - 1977 FXS
BigDaddyRod is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pro and con 2008 street glide mxrider101 Touring Models 18 Jan 11th, 2011 09:30 AM
2008 street glide wakes up supermario1 Touring Models 8 May 4th, 2009 09:24 PM
2008 Street Glide clunk in front end craig Lee Touring Models 8 Feb 8th, 2009 01:30 PM
2008 Street Glide Mods psalm10720 Touring Models 2 Jan 5th, 2008 08:47 PM