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    Can't get any help on the Seadoo side so I'm posting here...

    Hey guys I'm working on my brother in-law's 96 SPI and here the problem; Join DateMar 2010LocationRochester NYPosts72
    96 SPI starter issues

    HI Guys, I have a 96 SPI that doesn't always like to start. When you push the start button it wont always turn over the motor but I can hear the relay clicking. When the starter does engage and turn over the motor it starts and runs just fine but it only works intermittently. Today I tested the start/stop button and the solenoid and they checked OK. Took the starter out and it bench tests fine.

    I put a multi-meter on the pos post of the starter and the batt neg..........when the start button is pushed AND it turns the motor over I get voltage climing to 12v. When the start button is pushed and the motor doesn't turn over I get a reading of .5v.

    Any ideas? This leads be to believe the starter is fine, could the soilenoid be bad?


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    my uncle has a 95 spi that is doing the same thing. my only thought is its the stater solenoid. only works half the time.

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    Sounds like the solenoid is failing.

    If the heavy cable connections to both sides of the solenoid AND the battery AND the starter motor have all been removed, cleaned and re-attached, and the problem still happens, replace the solenoid.

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    OK, the solenoid seems to be the common thought. I just wanted to make sure that testing it the way I did with the multimeter was telling me what I thought it was.

    Yes, EVERY connection has been taken apart and cleaned. What is the best thing to coat the connections with once it's all back together?

    Thanks guys for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMF1 View Post
    ...What is the best thing to coat the connections with once it's all back together?...
    Dielectric grease.

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