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    2002 genesis i starting problem

    I have a 2002 genesis i polaris and i just put a brand new battery in it. The problem that i am having is that i can only get about 3 starts out of the battery and then it pretty much loses its charge. When i go to start it the volts will read 12.6 or 12.7 but as soon as it starts cranking the volts drop down to 10 or 9.7. I was thinking that it could possibly be a starter motor problem or in that vicinity because i know it takes a lot of power out of the battery to crank that thing so if anybody could offer some advice on how to solve this dilemma i would greatly appreciate it.


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    Welcome to the Hulk

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    A healthy battery can certainly start the engine more than three times, unless it is taking a lot of cranking to get it started.
    How many seconds of cranking does it take to start the engine?

    Put a multi-meter on the battery, and check the voltage while the engine is idling. It should be right around 14.5 volts, and be stable as the RPM rises.

    How 'new' is the battery?
    Is it a high quality battery?

    Does the battery run down if the ski is just sitting for a few days?

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    The battery is brand new. It is an everstart battery. It takes about 3 or 4 seconds of cranking and sometimes even longer. The battery does not die or lose voltage when it is sitting just running the display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tt1 View Post
    The battery is brand new...

    It takes about 3 or 4 seconds of cranking and sometimes even longer.

    The battery does not die or lose voltage when it is sitting just running the display.
    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    ...Put a multi-meter on the battery, and check the voltage while the engine is idling.

    It should be right around 14.5 volts, and be stable as the RPM rises
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    About 5 seconds crank time before starting is not unusual.

    A healthy battery would be able to start an engine with that amount of cranking at least a dozen times, and probably a lot more.

    Check the battery voltage with the engine running. Use a multi-meter, with the probes right on the battery posts.

    Do you have a small battery recharger (2 Amps or less)?

    Recharge the battery overnight, then re-check voltage while cranking (lanyard out).

    Let us know what you find.

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    i will check for bad conections too

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