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    2006 Yamaha VX Rebuild Questions

    So the engine is apart and was rebuilt and wanted to test if it turns over with starter. It does turn over by hand and there is oil in there to lubricate it however starter spins counterclockwise (which is suppose to) but it doesnt turn it over rather than that gear wheel is spinning counterclockwise as well. Manually you can turn the engine over but with the starter it just spins it and doesnt turn it over.

    We took starter off and the gear wheel does turn engine over counterclockwise and of course spins freely clockwise but doing it with starter all it does it spins it freely counterclockwise. Is it slipping? is somethign missing for it not to turn engine over? Please help


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    Have you checked the battery you're using? If the battery does have a charge, but isn't charged enough, it will turn the starter over but not with enough rpms to cause the gear to spin out and engage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbaird4000 View Post
    Have you checked the battery you're using? If the battery does have a charge, but isn't charged enough, it will turn the starter over but not with enough rpms to cause the gear to spin out and engage.
    no we just did it with starter, keep in mind engine is out of the ski and we just wanted to make sure it would turn it over/spin it. So your saying it needs the battery to spin it in order to engage to turn it over?>

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    sb is saying that battery that's partially charged might not have enough power to engage & turn over the engine - but enough to spin the starter.

    What did you use to power the starter when you tested? If you used the VX battery, try it again with a known good battery. You can hook a pair of jumper cables to your car battery and use those to test the starter again.

    If you can turn it by hand, there's shouldn't be any reason the starter can't turn it unless the starter is bad, it won't engage the FW or battery isn't fully charged.

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    Jumper Cables were used. We put the starter in its place and the starter gear is suppose to rotate the the engine counterclockwise. But it is not doing that all it does it spins the gear but engine doesnt turn over. SO batter is not needed we have the engine outside and wanted to make sure everything spins fine before we place it in its place.

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    I can't figure out why you keep mentioning clockwise/counterclockwise. If everything is assembled correctly the starter will turn the engine over the direction it's supposed to be turned.

    So you have your starter installed like this w/ neg to block bolt and pos to bolt w/ #10/11 nut & washer from diagram?

    http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....=13&A=133&B=16

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    Yes that is the way the starter was installed. My friend figured it out though, I will talk to him tommorow to get more details. But when I was away he said he completed the engine and we will drop it in this week to fire her up.

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