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    95 XP Mini-overhaul

    Hey Guys, have a few questions and i am hoping you can help me out. I have a 95 XP, bone stock.

    When i took it out of the water at the end of last season ( it sits all summer on a floating dock) i noticed that three of the 4 bolts holding the tuned pipe on were sheered off. So i tore that side of the motor down, noticed a bunch of things not right and decided to do a mini overhaul. So i got a rebuilt starter online, it went in great, everything matched up but as i crank it over it does this?!!
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    It arcs from the block to the seam of the starter. I contacted the seller of the starter, and he said it is not grounded correctly. Now, the ground wire that attaches to the motor comes from the third bolt on the starter?... is there another ground cable i am missing?
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    I am also doing alot of cleaning, changing out the fuel lines, etc. This skii is in some need of some major tlc.




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    Too many toys, not enough time snoopy'sbitch's Avatar
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    Your new starter is painted black. The ground wire is not making a ground against the paint, but through the bolt threads. The starter is getting juice, and is looking for a ground. The juice is passing through the bolts that hold the starter in place, passing through the engine and arcing back. Clean your ground wire and scrape off the paint of the third ear where it attaches to

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    I took a file to the third ear to take the paint off. Cleaned the ground wire too... So there is no other ground wire that is supposed to be hooked up to the motor?

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    there is a another ground on the 720 but thats near the connection on the front of the engine where it plugs into the magneto,on the outside, you should see it, there is a ground wire attached to that

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    Thats what i though. There isn't any other ground going to the battery. Just the one off the third bolt on the starter.

    Maybe this it the reason?? ... The starter is good an grounded. There are the two bolts, the one wire that goes back to the battery, and the third bolt that connects to the back of the starter...

    I won't put everything else back on until i know this isn't sparking...

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