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Old 10-21-2009, 06:57 PM
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Rhino Starter Motor

My Rhino starter motor does not engage right away. You must turn the key back and forth for the starter to engage. The starter will engage and crank the machine. The starter appears to be sticking or to weak to spin motor. The yamaha dealership suggested I replace the starter ($342.69 plus 2-4 hours of labor at 89.00 per hour). I want to verify its the starter and not something else. If it is the starter motor how do you replace it? Is there a installation/replacement guide?
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:34 PM
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Have your battery load tested at a battery shop before condemning the starter motor. Also, check for loose or corroded battery cable connections at the battery, solenoid (starter relay), motor and grounds.
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Have you had any motor work done recently, check your electrical connection, check your battery and so on. Those starters are easy to change, 2 hours is a joke! You can have it out in about 15 minutes!
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:43 PM
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I have replaced the battery and check the connections. I have not checked the Solenoid. How do you check it?
I have also noticed a clicking/shorting sound (as though a connection was not good) in the battery compartment area when starting the engine.

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:50 PM
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take the starter off the machine, take it the 2 long bolts off , pull the top cap off spray the magnents with brake cleaner reassemble and try that it should take around 30 minutes start to finish that may help it did for me
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I have replaced the battery and check the connections. I have not checked the
Solenoid. How do you check it?

I have also noticed a clicking/shorting sound (as though a connection was not good) in the battery compartment area when starting the engine.
that is the area of concern. usually a weak batt does this, like steve stated.

The solenoid is in the bat box, where the Pos batt wire connects from the batt.
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How do you check the solenoid?
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I would put a battery tender to the battery and have it charging for up to 48 hours,I would also check all fuses and wires before I made a final decision.
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