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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Dead spot in the Starter?

Is it possible to have a dead spot in the starter? I tried to start up the F4 today and just got a click. I rolled it back a few inches and it started right up...this happened twice today. Is it time for a new starter?

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okigusta;
rolling it around won't move the starter because of the sprag clutch check the battery terminals, the ground and the terminals on the solenoid

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sorry to drag this out. I checked all the terminals scrubbed them reconnected made sure they cleared anything around to avoid grounding out. Still same problem. Some times it'll start some times it just clicks. When it doesn't start i just roll it a about a foot and it cranks up. I even did this once while it was on the rear stand, i just rolled the tire and it cranked up.....i'm stumped.
checked the battery....just about right on 12.5v stayed nice and steady while cranking. Any suggestions?
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Either a bad starter or a bad starter relay. The relay would be the cheapest thing to replace, try it and see if that takes care of it.
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okigusta;
before you replace the relay, short across the 2 large terminals on the solenoid (relay) if it cranks everytime
run a jumper wire to the small hot wire on the solenoid, if it cranks everytime
the problem is between the starter button and the solenoid, so then you have to check those connections

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