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Curtis Wollam

Honda Rancher 2013 solenoid issue?????

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Replaced the starter about a year ago......took it apart and the armature was toast and in a million pieces.  replaced the solenoid as well.4 wheeler was running fine....then 10 minutes after last ride, won't start.  Solenoid just clicks and a little whine.  Battery is giving me 12+ volts, key on and key off.  My thought is solenoid.  I tapped the starter in case the brushes were dusty....no dice.  I noticed on both my old solenoid and the one I replaced it with.......both of the posts move, I can pull them up and push them down.  I know that can't be good.  Give me some ideas, guys.....I need the thing running.  Thanks.

 

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I just uploaded the factory service manual for the 2013 rancher 420. Is this the same machine

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My guess if it's making the whine sound - the solenoid is good and the starter is getting power

It's just not engaging with the flywheel - spray some wd40 or similar around the spring and gear

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@colin james It looks like the right one, but I can't download it yet.  Not enough activity on the site as a newbie.  I'll keep an eye on it, though.  Thank you very much.

 

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