Thread: need help getting started
05-29-2007, 05:17 PM #1
need help getting started
Well I went to start my 98' GP1200 for the first time this season and enjoy it over the holiday weekend but it would not start. Checked the battery and it was fine, put in a different battery from another ski and it would not start. So we ruled out the battery....It did did make this squeaking/clicking sound from somewhere in the engine compartment though(I have never worked on a waverunner before so I don't know what the hell I'm even looking at). Also the battery terminals got really hot after repeated attempts to start it up. Does this sound like a starter issue or could it be something else? What else should I check or look for? I'd like to get it running asap
05-29-2007, 05:20 PM #2
The first thing that you need to do is pull the plugs out of it and see if you can turn it over by hand at the rear coupler. This will let you know if it is a mechanical issue.
If you can turn the engine by hand you will have to start tracing electrical issues.
05-29-2007, 05:30 PM #3
05-29-2007, 05:42 PM #4
05-29-2007, 07:15 PM #5
It is not turning over. It only makes a faint clicking sound. And it ran fine prior to winterizing it so I don't know what the problem is???
06-08-2007, 02:14 AM #6
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Check your ground. Then pull the plugs and try to turn it over with the starter if you dont want to do it by hand, pulling the plugs will release compression. Make sure you dont have anything it the pump tunnel that could be locking up the prop.
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