Desperate for help, bought lemon on Craigslist
I recently purchased a 08 Raptor 350 off Craigslist for my son's birthday. Huge mistake, and huge disappointment to my son, so now just trying to recover. Seller said the only thing it needed was brake pads. After 3 trips to the shop, including a top end job, it still is not running. The latest problem happened when my son got about 4 miles down the road, it started cutting out and died. After the 2nd time it would not re-start for him. When I got there, it started, but bogged down when I tried to give it any gas and died. Tried it a few days later, it will not even start now. It has plenty of gas, and the gas tank vent tube is clear. I have lost faith in my local shop, and really do not want to get several more hundred dollars tied up from a dealer shop, just want to get it running well enough to trade to a dealer (with full disclosure). Greatly appreciate any suggestions on where to begin. And if anyone would like a project for $1950, I can fix them up;) Thanks for your help.