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Curtis Wollam

Honda Rancher 2013 starter issue?????

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2013 honda Rancher 4X4 420ES.  I've replaced the solenoid, put on a brand new battery.  Checked battery with tester and hit the starter button.....12+v.  Took the starter off to check the brushes, took armature out to see if it damaged, the magnets came out of the case attached to the armature.  Is that normal?  I thought the magnets were glued to the casing.  I'm hoping that I don't have to buy ANOTHER starter.  Help, guys...... I need it.  I didn't go to UTI.

 

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Starter is toast. Those magnets are supposed to  be  permanently attached to the case.

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And that would prevent the starter from turning?  Also, I failed to mention, when I took the starter back off from seeing if the atv would start, the starter was hot to the touch.  That the reason? 

 

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I was thinking the starter would at least make noise when you hit the button.  On 2nd thought...it did.  There was a fair t click at the starter...then nothing when I touched the start button.  Anyway...we'll see......new starter will be here Friday.  Maybe they should get a better epoxy.  #gorillaglue

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