How to Clean & Rebuild a Kawasaki Mule 3000 Carburetor 

Cleaning and rebuilding the carburetor on a Kawasaki Mule 3000 takes some time, but it's not as difficult as it sounds.  

Try doing it yourself with a few basic tools and the Kawasaki Mule 300 carburetor replacement parts needed to get the job done. Watch the video above, and print this walkthrough for reference while you work. 

Tools and Parts Needed - Kawasaki Mule 3000 Carb Clean and Rebuild

Tools

  • Ratchet and extensions
  • 10mm socket
  • Pliers
  • Gasket scraper
  • Screwdrivers

Kawasaki Mule 3000 Carb Clean & Rebuild

Step 1. Lift the rear bed to access the carburetor.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor rebuild

Step 2. Remove the carburetor top and side cover plates by taking off the 10mm bolts, and disconnecting the throttle cable linkage.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor covers

Step 3. Disconnect the throttle link by unclipping it from the carburetor body, then removing the choke linkage by taking off the 10mm bolt, and disconnecting the spring and cable arm.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor throttle link

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carb attachments

Step 4. Disconnect the fuel and vacuum hoses from the carburetor body.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carb removal

Step 5. Remove the airbox cover by taking off the four 10mm bolts and the intake hose.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 airbox cover

Step 6. Remove the carburetor assembly from the intake manifold by taking off the four 10mm mounting bolts, disconnecting the breather hose, and then sliding the carb off the manifold. 

PRO TIP: Plug the intake manifold with rags or shop towels to prevent any dirt or debris from getting into the manifold and the engine.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor assembly bolts

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor breather hose

Step 7. Clean the outside of the carburetor with carb cleaner and a brush so that no dirt gets into the carb once it is disassembled. Spray carb cleaner into the various inlets and outlets on the carb body.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor cleaning

Step 8. Remove the old gasket, carefully scraping away all traces of it using carb cleaner and a gasket scraper, while making sure not to scratch or damage the surface of the carb itself.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor gasket scraping

Watch the video below for helpful tips on how to remove a gasket.

Step 9. Remove the float bowl by taking off the four Phillips head screws, and then removing the rubber float bowl gasket beneath it.

PRO TIP: If the float bowl screws are corroded, use an impact driver to free them without stripping their heads.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carb float bowl

Step 10. Remove the float and float needle valve beneath it by sliding out the float pin that secures them in place.

Kawasaki Mule carburetor float pin

Step 11. Remove the two pilot jets by unscrewing them.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carb pilot jets

Step 12. Clean the inside of the carburetor with carb cleaner, including the passages where the pilot jets were housed. Then, blow the carb with compressed air to remove any last traces of dirt, paying particular attention to the jet's passages.

Kawasaki Mule UTV carburetor cleaning

Step 13. Remove the two main jets from the float bowl by unscrewing them. Clean the float bowl with carb cleaner, and then blow it with compressed air, again paying particular attention to the jet's passages.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor main jets

Step 14. Install the new main jets into the float bowl. 

NOTE: Be careful not to overtighten the main jets because they're made of brass and are easily damaged.

Kawasaki Mule carb main jets install

Step 15. Install the new pilot jets into the carb body, again being careful not to overtighten and damage the brass jets.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carb pilot jets install

Step 16. Install the new float and float needle valve, and slide the float pin back into place.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor float needle

Step 17. Install a new float bowl gasket, and reinstall the float bowl onto the carburetor.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 float bowl gasket

Step 18. Install a new carburetor gasket to the carb, and reinstall the carburetor assembly back onto the intake manifold. Work backwards from Step 6 to Step 2 to fully reinstall the carburetor and you're done.

Kawasaki Mule 3000 carburetor clean and rebuild

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