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    Oh No!! Clicking noise when starting

    I don't know what happened....When you go to start the jet ski (was gonna take it out today) it makes a clicking noise from where the battery area is...It doesn't turn the engine over at all...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't tell me the engine is blown or something.....


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    Wankel till I die!! jonjonwells's Avatar
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    Low battery: Easy to check, MFD has a volt reading, Should be 12.

    Bad solenoil: With voltmeter or test light, check for voltage on starter wire when start button is pushed.

    Those two will get us looking in the right direction.

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    It's got a BRAND new battery in it....Just got the battery on Monday

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    Did you charge the new battery? New batterys are not fully charged when new.. Put it on a charger 2amp max..

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    so am i just thinking the worse? the first thought was that I blew the engine up

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    If it ran good last time and you just tried today to start it,then no...you didn't blow the motor up. Could be the battery like beers says(charge battery and try),or maybe a bad connection of a battery cable to the engine or starter or not grounded good at the motor. Solinold on starter maybe stuck(doubt it)

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    I just rode it last night....Now...I did notice that the black rubber plug on the bottom of the back of the hull was not in all the way...i made sure i could get whatever water was in the hull out (it wasn't full or anything like that)..there's some water still in the bottom of the hull, not alot though....could that have done something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMORENO2008 View Post
    It's got a BRAND new battery in it....Just got the battery on Monday
    Don't panic...like everyone says, it is probably a low battery!

    Where did you get the new battery? Some places don't turn over that many sport batteries, and there is a chance that yours wasn't the 'freshest' available. Get your hands on a 2 amp trickle charger (automatic cutoff a must), and let it 'simmer'! Do this before you decide to buy a new engine....

    Besides...prochamp probably planned all of this. Remember that I warned you, that he was once 'caught' molesting a Sea Doo....

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    Most likely your battery. These go bad just sitting on the shelf.


    I recently replaced a battery for a friend. We put 3 batteries in before we got one that would hold a charge. We ended up ordering an AGM that was prefilled and sealed. Paid an extra 7 bucks compared to a normal AGM, but was worth it to save the hassel. It comes filled and Pre-Charged. All you do is take it out of the box and put it in the ski.

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    If it turns out the new battery isn't actually any good, the best type of battery is called sealed AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat). This means it comes from the factory sealed, with the acid already installed, ready to use. It cannot leak, does not need venting, and is extremely reliable.

    I like the Deka brand AGM battery, model ETX16L, made by East-Penn. Also sold by West Marine, under their Sea-Volt label.

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