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    94 Polaris 750 SL.

    Work is progressing.
    I am the lucky guy who has to take the motor bed plate in to have it ground down so it will align.
    Before i do that i am going to ensure the motor actually turns over and starts. Just in case.

    Question.
    And this one is stupid

    red Starter Cable, at the starter.
    I have hooked it up in the following sequence.

    Fiber Insulating Washer
    red Cable
    Fiber Insulating Washer
    Metal Washer
    Locking Washer
    Nut.

    It will not turn over, no clicking sounds nothing.
    I have checked the start switch and the kill switch and all checked out as servicable.
    I just want to know if i have hooked the cable up properly before i start going deeper into the e-box checks.

    Thanks


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    Simple test: Is there power at the read wire at the starter?

    If yes, is there power at the starter stud?

    Diagram shows the order to be fiber, fiber, metal, cable, metal, locking, nut.

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    Jesus you could see that in the diagram!!...My old eyes couldnt figure it out.
    Ok. thats what i needed.
    I have to take the pipe off anyways to get at the starter cable. Might just as well put it together correctly, then do that check.
    thank you.

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    At the starter, all the metal bits are together. The idea is for the metal of the cable to be electrically connected to the metal of the stud on the starter motor, but electrically isolated from the metal body of the starter motor.

    At the solenoid, make sure the thin red cable is attached to the same stud where the heavy red cable from the battery is connected.

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    yes. will do all the checks.
    You listed a bunch in another thread somewhere. I have printed that out and will run through the complete start system check as you listed BEFORE i put the pipe back on. Something i "should" have done in the first place.

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    Help.
    on the 94 Polaris 750SL is there a small black wire that connects from the black terminals on the E board to the negative terminal on the battery?
    Because i have done all the checks, the MFD lights up but i get absolutely no joy from the starter. I dont even get a clicking sound from the solenoid.
    I have gone through all the checks posted by K447 and the service manual. All are within tolerances.
    I dont remember there being a small black wire from the e-box to the battery when i took it apart. I dont have a wire laying around. All connections inside the box have been checked and double checked.
    Just wondering about this black wire.

    Thanks

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    Arrow Places where electrical box 'ground' connection can go bad

    Disconnect the battery positive post.

    Use an ohm meter to check between engine case and electrical box black wires. Should be zero ohms.

    Next check between electrical box black wires and battery negative post (with black battery cable still attached). Should also be zero ohms.

    Places where electrical box 'ground' connection can go bad;
    Black battery cable to engine bed plate bolt (corrosion, loose)
    Bolt corrosion/looseness between engine case bottom and engine rear bed plate (blue Fuji engines)
    Stator mounting bolt used to ground Black stator wire to electrical box (corrosion, excess thread locking compound)
    Black wire between stator and electrical box (often gets fried if battery post shorts/touches to electrical box shell)
    Thin black wires inside electrical box (broken, loose, unconnected, fried)
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    Did you test the start button for proper operation? Should get continuity on a momentary basis. Circuit Breaker popped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiserSose View Post
    Help.
    on the 94 Polaris 750SL is there a small black wire that connects from the black terminals on the E board to the negative terminal on the battery?
    Because i have done all the checks, the MFD lights up but i get absolutely no joy from the starter. I dont even get a clicking sound from the solenoid.
    I have gone through all the checks posted by K447 and the service manual. All are within tolerances.
    I dont remember there being a small black wire from the e-box to the battery when i took it apart. I dont have a wire laying around. All connections inside the box have been checked and double checked.
    Just wondering about this black wire.

    Thanks
    There should be a jumper wire between the elec box halves for the ground. Is that in place?

    How about a good pic of the elec box insides?

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    Red/Purple wire had faded to look like a Red/White wire

    THANK YOU!
    K447 i went through all your checks as listed. All fine

    BlueFish! I checked it before i put it in the e box.
    Just to prove i was right i checked it again at the e box. Guess what...

    The red/purple wire. The purple has faded to white! I had put it on the red/white terminal NOT the red/purple.
    NOW I hang my head in shame!

    Motor spins now and I have spark.

    Xlint,yes there is a ground wire from the top to bottom of the e box.

    Thank you all for the help and the patience.

    The motor is going to a dealer to have the alignment done probably needs the bedplate machined.
    Last edited by K447; 09-01-2012 at 10:39 AM.

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