Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1
    Ask me about my two girl shows havoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kirkland, Washington
    Posts
    190

    Stinkin' bleepin' starter

    I cant believe I am going to have to pull the motor to fix this damn starter issue. The reasoning from a few other members is that it could be anything from a loose flywheel to bad crank bearings, but before I dig into the motor I'm going to make one last plee for any other ideas to try.

    Here is the prob: The starter engages for maybe half a rotation then kicks/spins out. It does this everytime now. I can no longer get the boat to start. Also when all the plugs are removed it turns over without a hitch.

    Here is what I have tried:
    1. Replaced the starter and bendix gears.
    2. Replaced the Battery & Jumped with charger.
    3. Replaced the CDI unit.
    4. Swapped out the starter solenoid.
    5. Swapped out the starter/run switch.
    6. Checked for loose connections.

    Anyone out there with any new ideas???

    thanks for youe help guys
    JD


  2. #2
    My son (mohawk man) jeffsntx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Belton TX
    Posts
    2,598
    +1
    1
    I would pull the front cover and flywheel and see if the ring gear is loose on the flywheel before I pulled the motor. I was looking at some of my stuff last night and picked up a flywheel that the ring gear moves from front to back about .030-.040. I know its not fun pulling the U-pipe and stator cover, but it will be one less thing to do if you have to pull the engine out.

  3. #3
    Ask me about my two girl shows havoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kirkland, Washington
    Posts
    190
    Thanks Jeff......I will do just that when I do dig in, that will be my first step before pulling the engine.

    JD

  4. #4
    Happily Self-Employed WFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    12,801
    +1
    450
    It sounds like the bendix... but you say you already replaced it ?

  5. #5
    My son (mohawk man) jeffsntx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Belton TX
    Posts
    2,598
    +1
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    It sounds like the bendix... but you say you already replaced it ?
    It sounds like a bendix issue to me too, but he says he replaced it.

  6. #6
    Hydrotherapy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    The Rock
    Posts
    3,347
    +1
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffsntx View Post
    It sounds like a bendix issue to me too, but he says he replaced it.
    did you replace bendix with new or second hand..
    long shot but you may of fitted a second hand duff one thinking it was good
    hope you get it sorted soon...

  7. #7
    Hydrotoys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    Posts
    16,712
    +1
    85
    Start/Stop switch? Ohm it out.

  8. #8
    Hydrotherapy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    The Rock
    Posts
    3,347
    +1
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotoys View Post
    Start/Stop switch? Ohm it out.
    comming off load on ohms..

  9. #9
    Ask me about my two girl shows havoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kirkland, Washington
    Posts
    190
    Yamaha shop installed new bendix and starter. Still kicked out so they tried another pair. Still kicked out so they charged me $400.00 and told me they didnt know what the problem was.

    I swapped out the starter switch with the one on my 01' GP800R with the same results.

    JD

  10. #10
    Happily Self-Employed WFO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    12,801
    +1
    450
    Yamaha shop installed new bendix and starter. Still kicked out so they tried another pair. Still kicked out so they charged me $400.00 and told me they didnt know what the problem was.
    Then you can probably scratch the starter/bendix out of the equation.

    The starter engages for maybe half a rotation then kicks/spins out. It does this everytime now. I can no longer get the boat to start. Also when all the plugs are removed it turns over without a hitch
    Funny thing is that when you pull the plugs, it spins fine. Possibly because of the extra load (amp draw)... leads one to believe a connection/cable or low voltage issue.

    Maybe take the relay/switch out of the loop by hooking a remote starter button directly to the starter and the pos battery.

    Same with the negative cable. You can take jumper cables and hook to the battery neg then ground to the engine.

    It is hard to diagnose this stuff over the Internet... I had a negative cable severely corroded into the cable where it connects to the engine cause a similar problem once.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Wierd Starter relay problem....NEED HELP???
    By jitees in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 03-20-2010, 06:19 PM
  2. bendix starter drive
    By gerhand44 in forum Polaris Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-02-2006, 09:53 AM
  3. How do I change the *#&$#* starter?
    By NeVerMind in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-19-2006, 12:55 PM
  4. Battery & Starter Relay Troubleshooting
    By 1FastTrespiper in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-06-2006, 10:35 AM
  5. Bad switch or starter problems on 04 RXP.
    By MikeTrin in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-22-2006, 12:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •