Thread: Ski wont start
03-28-2009, 01:01 PM #1
Ski wont start
So a few weeks ago While on the lake I shut the ski down to talk to a friend in the water, went to hit the start button and all you heard was a single click. Pulled the seat off and nothing looks abnormal but still all you hear is a single click, if you feel the starter relay you can tell that it is what is clicking. I believe beerdart was having the exact same issues and he tore his relay apart rebuilt and it worked. I did the same and still just a click, I just got back from spending $50.00 on a new relay hoping that was the issue and well it wasnt. With the key in, if i jump the 2 terminals on the relay all I get are sparks no starter firing. What would be the next thing to look for?? would it be the starter itself? If so how do I go about getting the starter off does it really require pulling the whole motor??
03-28-2009, 01:47 PM #2
The first thing that I would check is to see if you can spin the motor by hand with the plugs out to make sure the engine or pump is not binding. Then I would try spinning it with the starter. Starters can get a bad spot on them and once off that spot they will work again until they land on the bad spot on the commutator again... Ron
03-28-2009, 02:30 PM #3
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I have same issue, how do you spin it by hand....
03-28-2009, 02:37 PM #4
03-28-2009, 05:55 PM #5
still no luck, I pulled everything off and yes you can spin the motor by hand, went back to the starter and still nothing just a click. Any more ideas?? I need this fixed!
03-28-2009, 06:05 PM #6
03-28-2009, 06:20 PM #7
Ok so the positive lead off the battery is not long enough to reach the battery, so what I did was I disconnected both leads off the relay, put the key in and touched the 2 leads together, essentially creating one long lead to the starter from the battery. Results were nothing, all that occured was sparking when the 2 leads touched.
03-28-2009, 06:40 PM #8
Check all the grounds for corrosion, they might not look corroded but they still can be. Use your dvom's to check resistance and voltage drops across connections.
03-28-2009, 06:43 PM #9
which connections are you suggesting would have corrosion?
03-28-2009, 06:55 PM #10
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