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    Starter done?

    Its been a while since ive been on here. school is kickkin my but so i havent had anytime to spend with my baby. Anyway I goota break and decided to play with the ski. I turned it over for maybe 3 or 4 cycles of 5 seconds without it firing. when i hit the stat button again... nothin. the mfd still has power tho. I havent had a really good chance to look it over but i did go in the elec box and bypassed the starter solenoid with a screwdriver. still nothing! guess that means the starter has had it or the wire came loose to the starter?? Could it be an individual component in the starter or does the whole thing need to be replaced. I will hopefully get a better chance to check it out this weekend. What do you guys think?


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    what's the condition of your battery? I found out the ones I thought were good are junk. Could be a froze Bendix also

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    Check battery condition first.

    Next, check that the crank spins freely by hand with the plugs removed.

    If bypassing the solenoid did nothing, and the crank spins, I'd be looking at a possible starter. Cheap enough to replace the whole unit VS taking it apart and replacing just the brushes IMO.

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    If it is the starter, sometimes it just needs the brush section rebuilt. The parts required are not expensive, compared to the cost of a good or new starter motor.

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    cool thanks guys. I will be checking it out soon. Got one more question tho. Am i going to have to pull the motor again to change the starter? What is the easiest way to get to it? I really dont want to have to pull the motor again

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    you probably have to take the pipe off, but the motor can stay in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris_Nut#1 View Post
    you probably have to take the pipe off, but the motor can stay in.
    agreed

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