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    300x Clicks but no start - starter relay

    I just thought I let you guys no know this:

    If you find when you press the start button on your Ultra 300x but it just makes a clicking noise, don't freak out. It may just be bad connections on the starter relay.

    The battery is under a plastic cover in the storage bucket. The relay is the small black box that passes the positive lead through it and two small "trigger" wires.

    First check your battery voltage and connect up a jump start battery pack to confirm. If that doesn't start the ski, and the relay just clicks, try step 2.

    At roughly the same time, press the start button and short the two large relay positive connectors. If this turns the engine your good to go the next step.

    Remove the relay and positive wires. Clean all the contact surfaces with a bit of sand paper. Spray with WD. Reinstall and grease connectors.

    Hit the start button and if that was the problem you'll be good to go!

    I believe the cause is the battery and relay under the plastic cover. It's not water tight and the little bit of moisture floats around and gets everywhere. I'll be taking mine off from now on and make sure everything under the plastic cover dries out good.

    Cheers, Mal.


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    300x Clicks but no start - starter relay

    Typically it's from it being loose since they went to the bolt style and small selenoid package this has been a tsb since day one. That wire likes to works its way loose I use a little locktite on the bolts now.

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    ok, cool. Yeah, mine were tight, very tight in fact, but between the metal was some white calcium (corrosion) from the moisture. It happened on the STX-R too but that took 4 years to do it I think. I might add a little lock tight on the threads too. Cheers.

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    300x Clicks but no start - starter relay

    Quote Originally Posted by toomanytoys View Post
    ok, cool. Yeah, mine were tight, very tight in fact, but between the metal was some white calcium (corrosion) from the moisture. It happened on the STX-R too but that took 4 years to do it I think. I might add a little lock tight on the threads too. Cheers.
    Spray some fluid film or lanotech on them that should help prevent that.of just use some dialectic on them.

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    very correct tommy every 300 i have seen has been loose from the factory, locktite and grease is the trick. my cuz opened his battery compartment up the other day and realized there is no drain bung in there, it was full of water lesson is now learnt for him

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    300x Clicks but no start - starter relay

    Quote Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
    very correct tommy every 300 i have seen has been loose from the factory, locktite and grease is the trick. my cuz opened his battery compartment up the other day and realized there is no drain bung in there, it was full of water lesson is now learnt for him
    I put two small holes in my liner to drain any moisture out. I think they don't put one from the factory incase of a battery leak ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIRE0021 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by toomanytoys View Post
    ok, cool. Yeah, mine were tight, very tight in fact, but between the metal was some white calcium (corrosion) from the moisture. It happened on the STX-R too but that took 4 years to do it I think. I might add a little lock tight on the threads too. Cheers.
    Spray some fluid film or lanotech on them that should help prevent that.of just use some dialectic on them.

    http://www.crcindustries.com/faxdocs/tchdta/167.pdf
    This is similar to the coating used by vehicle manufactures and Auto Electricians to protect terminals . There are also other manufactures who make specialised protective sprays (Blue)

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