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    94 polaris 750 sl

    Should I have continuity between the positive battery cable and the motor case. If I do is the starter bad?


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    i dont think that is good. check your connections at the started. see if its broke off. will the ski start?

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    If you're using a continuity tester (like one with a light) AND your battery cable is connected to the battery, then you will have continuity (a light). In that case, NO; it doesn't mean your starter is bad.

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    You cannot check 'continuity' with the PWC battery fully connected.

    Continuity testers provide their own voltage during the testing. Having an external source of voltage (the main watercraft battery) will provide invalid results from an ohm meter or continuity tester.

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    My translation: In my post, replace "Continuity tester" with "Circuit Tester." Then what ^^^^^^^^^^ he said.

    What can I say except, "Damn it Jim! I'm a mechanical engineer; not an electrical engineer!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmaxs1445 View Post
    Should I have continuity between the positive battery cable and the motor case. If I do is the starter bad?
    The starter motor itself will show some continuity between the postitive and the ground. To answer your question, you need to be clear on "where" you are taking the positive battery cable reading from. If it is at the battery, and you are talking about the engine ground, then you should not. The starter solenoid breaks the continuity between the positive terminal at the battery and the ground.

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