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starting problem with my suzuki king quad 300

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When I try to start my kingquad the oil overtemp light comes on and the solaniod ckilcks, but the starter won't come on. I thought it was the battery, so I got a new one but still no go.

Thanks for the help

Dan

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Check the simple stuff first. Clean and tighten all the electrical conections. Then if still a no go, I would try to jump the solinoid to see if it is bad. If that is still a no, then I would pull the starter and either go through it or have it tested. Start easy and work to the harder more expensive stuff.

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If none of that works, try disassembling the starter and cleaning it out. I have revived old starters with a good cleaning before. But I would try what Handyhiker suggested first.

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ok I'll check some stuff out. How do you jump the soleniod?

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Use a pair of RUBBER HANDLED pliers to bridge the two main poles of the solenoid. If the thing cranks over, then the solenoid is bad, or the there is a problem with the low current feed that activates the solenoid.

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thanks guy I got it going today. It was a bad connection at the starter.

Thanks for the help

Dan

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usually if there is a bad grouund or your starter is froze or locked up it will just sit there and click. my quadrunner does the same thing and the starter was locked up so i baught a new starter and tried the electric start and it worked without clicking. try a new starter

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I just finished our 1999 suzuki 300 king quad. Same exact symptoms.
Got to the starter and bench tested it with a Battery charger and it worked sometimes and not others. It wouldn't work at all off of the quad battery which was fully charged.
Took the starter apart and the I think it's called an armature (The copper thing the brushes touch) was covered in grime and residue from the brushes. One brush was stuck because of the grime in it. Sand papered the armature nice with extra fine, got it all cleaned up. Blew it out with Compressed air. Didn't even have to change the brushes. And it started right up.

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The segmented copper ring is called the "commutator".  The assembly  it is  part of is the  armature..   The  most common reason for a starter not  working or  working intermittently is  just as you described ..caused by fouling on the commutator  or a stuck brush not making contact.  When  a starter doesn't  spin ,  first  check to see if there   is power  at the  starter terminal when the  starter button  is  pressed /key turned.  If there is ,  then the most likely  scenario is  a  brush /  fouling  problem.  If there is no power to the  starter , then  it's time to  check the   rest of the circuit.

 Far too  many starters  have been scrapped when a  simple cleaning would have fixed the problem.  Occasionally you'll  find the commutator  badly   worn or pitted,  but usually the problem  is  a stuck brush or fouling..  Brushes wear,  so  they  could be  worn  to the point they  do  not contact properly , but they  are inexpensive and easy to  replace.

 

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