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Deerwhkr

2001 Polaris Magnum won't start

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Installed new starter, new soleniod, cleaned battery terminal connections. When I hit the start button it sounds like battery is dead and won't crank the engine

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Is the battery fully charged? Sounds like it could be the battery or a bad connection. 

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My riding mower did this last year. Even tho I cleaned the terminals ,it wasn't good enough?  I re cleaned and re tightened and away she went

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If I am not mistaken, the solenoid is mounted to the metal battery box. The box acts as a ground to the solenoid mounting bracket. Ensure the area the solenoid is mounted to is clean. Or run a short ground cable from the negative battery terminal to the solenoid bracket. 

 

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Thanks for all of your help. The battery was the problem. Although it was 100% charged it could not handle a load. New battery and it starts great. 

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Moved to Polaris ATV Forum.

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