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    2001 polaris genesis fitch engine.. hear ticking but won't start

    It started this weekend. When I push the start button I hear a tick but it won't start.


    I did some reading and can't really figure out what it is.

    What could my problem be?

    Thanks for the help guys.


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    Well, it is common for the original start solenoid to fail internally. Those are black body with metal backing plate. The updated replacements are entirely black plastic.

    Make sure the battery cable connections are clean and tight at both ends of both cables. Best method is to remove each end and actually clean it. You want clean metal to metal connections.

    Reattach the black cable to the battery negative post last.

    Make sure you have the battery polarity correct.

    Does the MFI display go blank or flicker when you press start? If yes, then either the battery is weak or one of the heavy battery cable end connections is bad.

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    The mfi display doesn't go blank or flicker. Ill clean the terminal and see what happens.

    Btw how hard is it to change the starter solenoid?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by blastedm3 View Post
    ... how hard is it to change the starter solenoid?
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    Starter solenoid should be out in the open. Just follow the heavy red battery cable, it goes directly to the start solenoid.

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