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    starter problem

    ok battery good and when I push the start button I here the solenoid click
    push it again and it may click or the starter engages
    checked connections seem tight, fresh water and no corrosion
    I hate electrical gremlins, where do I start
    this is on a 03 gtx, thanks


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    solenoid in the starter is what you can hear?
    you might need to check how much current the starter motor is pulling. i have seen the starter relay contact crap itself and whilst could hear it clickingz wasnt making enough contact to turn motor over. if u short it out, does it turn motor over?

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    if it engages it cranks and sounds normal
    and it never makes any funny sounds
    I thought the starter solenoid/relay was on the side of the fuse box
    so there is a relay and a solenoid?

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    yes, on my 04 rxp, its the brown plastic thing on the mpem where the fuses are. big thick cable goes to one side, then to starter motor i think. will get a pic if my phone can get in there.

    so its not starting whilst turning over?

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    starter solenoid.............

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    brown plastic thing, is the starter solenoid.

    smaller.red wires in that area triggers the relay from ecu.

    03 gtx may ne different. only know this thanks to the help of snoman and beerdart when my rxp wouldnt start

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    the problem is hit and miss
    ether it clicks or it starts normal....wtf

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    solenoid is going out...BUT check all your connections too just to be sure...

    This is a common problem with Sea-doos...

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    check for corrosion on terminals inside the brown plastic housing. had a rxt with similar problems. wires were corroded to shit where it was crimped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo Retro View Post
    check for corrosion on terminals inside the brown plastic housing. had a rxt with similar problems. wires were corroded to shit where it was crimped
    Exact same problem few years ago on my XP '98.

    On the battery, the copper inside the wire insulation was completely corroded. Just after the crimped connections.

    Had to cut the wire to see how bad it was inside.

    This was on both wires, positive & negative.

    Sometimes start, sometimes only 'click'.

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