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etsbigbear last won the day on December 5 2018

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  2. Frank, You are correct! The seal fail on the starter and oil gained entry and ate the brushes. Bought a kit for 15 dollars works like a champ. Thanks for you help! Trent
  3. Okay so I had a chance to troubleshoot today. I took the starter selenoid off and touched the wires together several times. A couple of those time it cranked over but did not start because I broke the connection after a couple engine turnovers. I could not get it to crank again so I took the battery down to get tested as the couple times it turned it seemed sluggish like a weak battery. The battery tested very good. So after trying to jump the starter to no avail I removed the starter and jumped it with the removed battery and I was successful getting the starter to crank b bu t not every time. It did spin more often than not. So I put everything back on and tried the e start and nothing but a click each time so I used my circuit tester (light) to see if I had juice to the starter when I pressed the start. Yes. Even checked the selenoid which was obvious it worked otherwise I wouldn't have power at the starter. Starter just wont crank when it's on the atv! Called a local starter repair shop and they are ordering me $4.50 brushes as this is their guess. I will change those and if it doesnt work I will replace the starter with new. Question.....does this sound like i have narrowed it down? Could there be another issue? Like i said I even tested the e start button with the light by testing down current of the starter selenoid and ther was power. I was also able to start the big bear with the pull start today without losing an upper limb🙄
  4. I have not had a chance to get involved with my issue yet but I did try to start today as I like to run my machines every few days. So my big bear turned over a couple times and I let off the button. Hit it again and it turned over a couple times. Let off the button and hit it again and only heard a clicking under the seat which sounded like it was on the right side. Anyway I tried to pull start and could never find a spot where the compression didn't want to RIP my arm out of socket. My questions are: 1. Whith this now happening with a cold engine and charged battery does this help to elucidate what may be the problem? 2. Is there a trick to off load the compression for the pull start? Thanks again!
  5. Thanks, I will try the tester first. I will report back what I find Thanks again!
  6. I am having a problem starting also but my issue is that when my 1989 350 big bear is cold the electric start works fine. After riding it for a while (engine is hot) and I turn it off, the e start no longer cranks. I can pull start but not e start. Will the above trouble shooting still apply or might there be a more apparent solution to this issue. Thanks in advance!

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