Thread: 97 gsx issues
07-15-2009, 08:04 PM #1
97 gsx issues
I'm having problems starting the motor. When I hit the start button, all I hear is a click and the motor doesn't turn over. When I take the spark plugs off and try it, the motor turns over freely. Any ideas on what is wrong?
07-16-2009, 03:18 PM #2
In that case I'd start with new spark plugs - be sure they're the correct type and gap. Also, check your compression, ensure you have gas flow - hows your carbs?, all the simple symptoms first.
Let us know how you make out
07-16-2009, 06:52 PM #3
flat battery or dead or dieing starter. try charging the battery first then we can move on to the next stage
07-16-2009, 10:10 PM #4
07-16-2009, 11:48 PM #5
I'll try it with a different battery tomorrow and see. I'll get a gauge to check the compression also.
07-18-2009, 10:56 AM #6
Okay, so I put a different battery in it and got it started. Compression is 150 and 152. But while I had it running, I noticed that the exhaust pipe (the mid section pipe that bolts to the exhaust manifold) was leaking. I stuck my hand down there and felt a crack, so I went to go grab an extra one I had off of another ski and it also had a crack in the same place (but was once repaired). Is this common on these motors?
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