Thread: Charging System failing??
11-13-2006, 07:15 PM #1
Charging System failing??
I have a 951cc 1998 GSX Ltd SeaDoo. I put a new battery in
May and charge it up with a trickle charger prior to running. Fires
right up. After 3/4 hours of running, usually at at least 4000rpm's the
start becomes noticebly weaker. The low voltage msg comes on.
Is the magneto wearing out?? Unknown age since I bought this ski
used, but was rebuilt. Has about 145 hours total on it.
Anything else I should check?? Cost to replace the charging system elements?
thanks in advance for any info!
11-14-2006, 02:52 AM #2
Using a voltmeter note the battery voltage then start it up and see if the voltage increases. No voltage increase no charging.
You should see 12.5v to 13.0v for a fully charged battery and around 14.0v to 14.5v when charging. If you have a clip on ammeter that reads dc amps you can also check for charging current on the battery pos cable when the ski is running.
I hope for your wallets sake it's not the rectifier as it's built into the MPEM on your ski. $$$$ Cha Ching
11-14-2006, 06:52 AM #3
Thanks for the info. How much $$$$ cha ching are we talking if it
is the rectifier??
11-14-2006, 06:59 AM #4
11-14-2006, 08:16 PM #5
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