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    1996 GSX with 787 having a hard time cranking over

    1996 GSX with 787 having a hard time cranking over
    when trying by hand with the spark plugs out all feels fine inside of engine
    and when cranking it over with switch with spark plugs out it seems to crank over just fine too
    however when I try to crank it over with the spark plugs in it seems to labor to much

    I've been able to compensate by going directly to the starter with a full size marine battery and full size jumper cables

    Any other out there had this kind of problem with this type of engine?

    At this point in time I'm wondering if there are some design flaws or weaknesses
    with this engine as possible culprits
    example: like too small of a starter for that size engine, etc...

    Thanks


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    It could just be the starter is starting to go bad. with plug out there is very little resistance so she turns over just fine. but with plug in it haveing trouble is what you saying. Mine did the same thing month back. But a new starter and I have not had any trouble since. took old start apart and I was suprised it was still working.

    So pull your starter and clean it and see if that helps. Or try another starter or a new one.

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    Already tried this right in the begining:

    New starter after market, also a factory one off of another used motor

    This is why I'm wondering if this type motor has some kind of flaw, glitch, weakness that shows up after they start getting older. as they get more hours on them, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carms_us View Post
    Already tried this right in the begining:

    New starter after market, also a factory one off of another used motor

    This is why I'm wondering if this type motor has some kind of flaw, glitch, weakness that shows up after they start getting older. as they get more hours on them, etc...




    Battery, cables, relay, or possibly just a bad ground connection.

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    +1 RRR

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    With what RRR said this was my issues a while back.

    "or possibly just a bad ground connection"

    I put in a new starter but would not turn it over strong. Dad said to check groung. I sanded the post on the starter and the motor that the ground went. bolted back and how what a differance.

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    My ground cable on my 96xp broke off when i first bought it, i put it under one of my exhaust manifold bolts and it runs just fine. The location of the ground cable down on the starter is subject to water that gets into the hull and they just corrode after awhile. Did you sand the ends of the ground cable and the positive cable?

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