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    polaris sl750 starting problem

    I've got the same problem with my both my skis. I put in new batteries for the season. Pushed the resets on the control boxes and when I push the starter buttons nothing hits. I do hear what sounds like a relay latching in the control box, but the starter does not engage. What's odd is it both skis, same problem. what could I have missed getting ready for this season
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    Welcome to the Hulk

    Have you connected the battery posts backwards?
    Make sure the battery negative post is connected to the heavy wire that leads to the engine block.

    The positive post connects to the red wire that goes into the electrical box.

    If the batteries were connected backwards (reversed polarity), then you may have damaged the electronic modules.

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    starting issue

    hi, it sounds like your ground terminal needs cleaning at the battery. the sound you are hearing is the starter relay in the ebox, my 750 does the same thing and i have to tighten and clean the neg terminal and cable. good luck!
    steve

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    1) Bad ground
    2) Bad Starter.

    I get the same thing, 1 or 2 hits to the starter and it fires right up

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Welcome to the Hulk

    Have you connected the battery posts backwards?
    Make sure the battery negative post is connected to the heavy wire that leads to the engine block.

    The positive post connects to the red wire that goes into the electrical box.

    If the batteries were connected backwards (reversed polarity), then you may have damaged the electronic modules.

    I'll check it out Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwc297 View Post
    hi, it sounds like your ground terminal needs cleaning at the battery. the sound you are hearing is the starter relay in the ebox, my 750 does the same thing and i have to tighten and clean the neg terminal and cable. good luck!
    steve

    Do I also clean the one on the engine block?
    Thanks Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaobin View Post
    1) Bad ground
    2) Bad Starter.

    I get the same thing, 1 or 2 hits to the starter and it fires right up

    Is there a solinoid same as a car starter and do you think it is part of the starter or remote mount?
    Thanks Dan

    Note: I'm new to this so forgive my way of answering if it's wrong

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    The solenoid is in the electrical box, thats the click you're hearing. A car one will work just dandy, but its probably a better idea to get one thats going to fit in the box and wire right up.

    For testing, you can try connecting the two contacts on the solenoid with a wrench or something to see if its the solenoid, or the starter/ground. If the engine turns when you connect it, starter and ground is fine, get replacement solenoids.

    If it still wont turn over, you can always try hitting the starter with something heavy, or clean the ground on the bedplate and battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockdeal View Post
    Do I also clean the one on the engine block?...
    Clean both ends of every heavy cable.
    Especially
    the engine block end of the negative cable.

    Use a screwdriver or pliers to short the two heavy terminals on the solenoid. There will be sparks, so use a firm hand.

    If the engine cranks, then the solenoid is bad.

    If the engine still doesn't crank with the solenoid shorted and the cable ends cleaned, then the starter is bad, OR the bolts that mount the engine to the bed plate are loose/corroded.

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    Try hooking a jumper cable from the starter body to the negative side of the battery, that should help determine if it is a bad ground

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