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    05 RXP starter issue

    Hey Guys,
    Trying to get my son's RXP running after sitting for some time. The ski has had long-running issues with intermittent starting, and has been sitting since the last failure.
    The battery is new and charged. When I hit the start button, the solenoid engages solidly and you can feel and hear it hitting. It will do this over and over, but not turn the motor. After several times the starter wires begin to get hot. I can spin the motor easily from the supercharger end with the plugs out. If the battery is moving the solenoid, and I know the motor is free to turn, is it as obvious as it seems that the starter is toast? That would explain the ongoing issues over time. I'm thinking it just finally gave up, or is frozen.
    Can't afford professional service...just buy a new starter, or is there more diagnosis to be done??

    Thanks!!!!


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    Your starter is bad

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    Solenoids are a known weak point. I've had mutiple issues with many doos and 90% of my issues were the solenoid. But with the starter wire getting hot past the solenoid says its conducting power. Have you tried tapping on the starter while trying to start it?
    Solenoid and starter are both pretty easy to replace.

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    Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!
    With your ski thats been sitting I would pump out the old fuel and have a new set of spark plugs to put in also. Plugs are cheap and doooo foul easy.

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    Thanks, Guys. Is the best way to get to the starter to take the exhaust manifold completely off? Looks like pretty much the only way.

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    Take the seat cowling off and that gives you a lot more room.
    I've never taken the mani off.

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