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    GTX Starter Issues

    2004 GTX Limited seems to have starter issues. When I hold down the start button nothing happens for a few seconds and then it tenatively starts. Sometimes it takes several tries to get it to click. It is worse after sitting for days in between rides. If I get it started, shut it off and do it again it gets better the more i do it. Replace starter?


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    You may have a bad starter solenoid. I would test that first before dropping the $ on a starter

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    Also, clean all your connections at the battery, starter, and engine gnd.

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    What they said.... Tried all on my ski and turn out to be the starter solenoid. Also had a buzzing sometimes for little bit when I turn it off.

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    My 2004 RXP had the same problem. It is very common, replace the solenoid they have updated them.

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    Thanks All. I am a bit new at this. 1. how do you test the solenoid? 2. Where is the darn thing located? The starter itslef looks difficult to get to. the exaust manifold is in the way.

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    First, the solenoid will click when the start button is pressed.
    To test it, attach the black volt meter line to the battery black. Probe the solenoid with the red lead. One side of the solenoid will have 12v all the time. The other should have close to 0v, but go to 12v anytime the start button is pressed.

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    Don't bother testing the solenoid, just replace it. Follow the positive cable from the battery and you will find a break in the cable with a small signal wire on and another cable going to the starter.

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    Thanks guys. Will let you know how it turns out.

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