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    2001 Polaris Virage Engine cranks but will not start, Help Please!

    Just replaced the Starter Solenoid with a aftermarket solenoid and now the engine cranks but will not start. Need help please....


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    hmm i had the same problem over the summer, i changed my solenoid but it still wouldn't start. turned out to be 2 wires next to each other that got hot and sort of melted together when i pulled them apart from each other the engine would start but when they touched together it would shut down and only crank. shrinkwraped them both nicely and haven't had the problem since.

    that seems kind of rare though, for you i'd start with checking for a spark if you haven't already. has the ski been sitting for a while and now your trying to start it or did this just happen randomly one day?

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    Try Posting this in the Polaris section....

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    Did this machine run properly before you changed the solenoid?

    Lanyard in place? Battery polarity correct?

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    Check if battery is still strong enough. It needs to sustain at least 10.6v while cranking to start.

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    Ok it's my buddies Jet ski and he says it ran fine before... But it has been sitting for a while at another mechanic's house for about 3 months. Battery voltage 11.1v while cranking. Lanyard in place and polarity correct. No spark at the plug but it turns over...

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    Also just opened up electrical box and found corrosion about to clean that up and see if it will fire up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonSean View Post
    Just replaced the Starter Solenoid with an aftermarket solenoid ..
    What exactly did you install?

    The genuine Polaris or BRP/SeaDoo solenoid has an internal snubber diode. A proper replacement solenoid should have this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DemonSean View Post
    Just replaced the Starter Solenoid with an aftermarket solenoid ..
    What exactly did you install?

    The genuine Polaris or BRP/SeaDoo solenoid has an internal snubber diode. A proper replacement solenoid should have this.
    I used a Napa Auto Parts Equivalent Solenoid, at least that's what the guy told me... but it would not plug in, I had to cut the wires to make it work.

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