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    785 pro starter gremlins?

    After trying to figure out the start-no start problem with my limited pro, I brought the ski to the first race of the year at Genes powersports in Baytown, They have determined that the starter is not getting a good ground on the block,
    Everything else checks out perfect, they advise I take the starter off and clean the plate were the starter bolts to the block and evryting will be OK, Does that sound correct?
    I hooked up a ground wire from the starter to the battery and Viola it started!!! but the MFD read "LOPR" like my battery was low,
    I take the ground off, it turns over but drags a little and no start, put the ground wire on, and it starts,
    it is a mystery to me,
    I bench tested my original starter and it works strong and does a good job chipping a peice of wood with no problem,
    (I found a new way to router wood) kidding,

    has anyone else had the starter ground issues before??


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    Before I pulled the starter, I would check the motor ground on the PTO side of the engine mount. Make sure it has a clean ground and go from there.

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    Where does the battery negative wire bolt to? The engine bed plate, or one of the intake manifold stud?

    If the ground cable is not on the intake stud, move it there.

    It wouldn't hurt to clean up the starter motor mounting to the engine. Clean the bolt threads and threads in the block, and the metal surfaces on both starter and case where they mate together. Do not spread dielectric grease on the mating surfaces. Smear it around after the bolts are in and tight.

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    The first thing I had done was change the ground from the battery to the engine cradle, but I think I will put it on the intake stud,
    The mechanic guru checked the ohms on everyting and everyting was coming up to specs, no loss of ground, power thru the coils looked good, stator fine,

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    Could you put a braided ground jumper from the block ground to the starter mounting bolt?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bgaidan View Post
    Could you put a braided ground jumper from the block ground to the starter mounting bolt? ...
    That will work, but the paint should be cleaned off the starter boss where the braid will contact.

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