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    96 xp black box clacking

    well i changed the starter solenoid in the xp, new starter and checked all the grounds and fuses, all i get when i hit the start buttong is a really fast clacking noise. i have a 99gtxL thats also doing the same thing. any ideas,


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    low battery

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    or bad connections

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    sorry forgot to mention its a brand new battery turned over strong on my rx but just clicks with the gtx and xp

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    thats the sign of a low battery, check your ground cables make sure they are not destroyed. Friend has a 98 GSX LTD got from someone that it was DOA. took it to the dealer they suggested a new computer, there was no signals anywhere.... He started moving the ground cable and it fell apart in his hands. Changed the ground cable and the ski ran perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by water worx View Post
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    or bad connections
    I have found loose, corroded wires under the shrink tubing where your cable ends are made up. Your cables may appear to be good, but heat and corrosion over time will lessen the wiring's ablilty to flow amperage (high resistance) and therefore your starter is not getting enough amps. Your battery may have enough voltage, but low amperage will not allow things to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxadrenaline View Post
    I have found loose, corroded wires under the shrink tubing where your cable ends are made up. Your cables may appear to be good, but heat and corrosion over time will lessen the wiring's ablilty to flow amperage (high resistance) and therefore your starter is not getting enough amps. Your battery may have enough voltage, but low amperage will not allow things to work.
    +1 disconnect your ground. get another ground wire and attach it to something like the exhaust manifold bolt and see if it starts. if it does thats your problem...usually the ground on the bottom of the motor corrodes and this is the result.

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    Ground wire @ crimp connector under the engine.

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