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2005 Polaris 500 H/O efi - Starter Issues

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new to site !!

Power washed a 2006 500 h/o efi x2 last night and now it wont start havent really looked at it but thought i might figure out where to start.

Started fine before I washed with power washer under the seat.

Turn key on fuel pump cycles and then just clicks at solinoid as I try to start it, doesnt seem to be sending power to starter!!then get this weird buzzing,clicking sound coming from somewhere by the carberator. Battery is good load tested it fully charged. quick pull with the cord fires right up.

Again it was late last night never really spent any time to check all connections.

Never had this problem with my arcticat hahah!!!


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That was supposed to say where water WASN'T suppoed to be. Most MFG'S warn against using high pressure spray when cleaning your quad, in some cases it can even void your warranty. I'm guilty of doing it too but I try to stay away from electrical components while cleaning with the pressure washer. Hopefully just letting it dry out fixes your problem. You could try pulling the fusebox cover and starter relay to let it air dry even quicker. DON'T try drying it out with compressed air!! That can push water around even worse.

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yes, like Mudflap64 said, stay away from electrical boxes. my dad told me as a kid when washing/spraying anything with a motor, to have it running while doing so. i use the pressure washer to clean my bike and i let it idle and had no problems ... (knock wood)

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Thanks for the Help guys.. After I got home took it all apart cleaned all terminals and it still did the same thing gave the starter another really good hit and whola it started to work again I guess it was a fluke and there is a bad spot in the starter.

Thanks Again Great Forum..

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