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Old 05-21-2016, 01:41 PM
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Yup sorry the solenoid wire... But would it still clunk if there is an issue?
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:49 PM
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Nice! Thanks! I'll see what happens
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:07 PM
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Fired right up without touching anything
Took the wire to the solenoid off cleaned it like you said..
Nothing but a clunk.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:14 PM
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Really sounds like the solenoid....Your best test at this point is to take the cap to the solenoid
off ...press the starter button and if the starter does not engage you can depress the solenoid by hand ...play with it ..your contacts are probably burned.....this is very common..you should be able to easily access the solenoid with out removing anything...there are many threads with this intermittant hair pulling problem..I actually bought a rebuild kit for mine but returned it..it was too easy to just clean it.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:18 PM
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I cleaned the two contacts.. And the copper washer.
It's like it's not pulling it over enough to make full contact
There were arc spots on the contacts

I was able to push the plunger in multiple times and it started every time

What should I do?
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:10 PM
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Ok... Took out the return spring that goes over the plunger shaft.. Fires Everytime... Now I feel it's an issue of "this part needs to be there" but correct me if I'm wrong....

I'm ordering a solenoid push button and saying fuck it ...
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:28 PM
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The plunger shouldn't need a lot of force to make contact...I wouldnt remove the spring the starter will hang engaged.......I would just file the contacts as best as I could....but they cant be burnt...Mine had a couple of bulge spots on them and I ground it down with a dremel tool..since the dremel reaches straight in...you may be able to do it with a drill bit...I haven't had any trouble since....I couldn't use a solenoid push button because I have the issue with having to hold my compression releases down to crank the beast ....LOL..
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:40 PM
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Don't know if you know it , but if the lithium battery appears to be weak in the mornings, those
things have to be warmed up be for they come to life,...just the opposite from a wet cell battery.
I have to crank mine in bursts, like kick starting,...after a few times it starts to wake up..
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:58 PM
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Well I hit the two contacts best I could with a dremel. It just seems that there isn't enough juice to pull that plunger over
It's tight even more so with the spring around the shaft.
I'm goin to put it back and just do the push button
I don't know what else to do other than buy a new starter assembly
Maybe the starter motor is just bad?

The copper doesn't look burnt up everything looks decent
It's just like I said,, it's like it's too stiff with the spring.
And no I didn't know that about the battery
But hell it was t doing shit sitting in the noon sun either.
There is something up with that damn starter
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:18 AM
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If you think the spring is too strong, why dont you try taking a couple of rounds off of it one at a time ..can't hurt now anyway if it's unusable..except if you take too much off and the starter doesn't disengage...just make sure it pops back out just a thought , but something only I would do..
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No,my rev tech has been trouble free.
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