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Help with a 2020 sidewinder that won’t start

local 25

Expert
Joined
Nov 3, 2003
Messages
200
Location
Boston mass
Hi, my friend has a 2020 sidewinder that he keeps here in Rangeley Maine inside a trailer. He lives on Nantucket. He just got here and his sled won’t start. I told him I’d try to find out via Totallyamaha. He traveled a long way to get here. Anyways. When you turn the key it cranks over about 1-2 revolutions before the starter stops cranking on its own. Even if you hold the the key on start position, it stops turning over by itself. The fuel pump and everything else is being energized when you turn the key on. It almost sounds like it wants to start. If he could just get one more rotation of the starter. Any ideas ? The battery is brand new and the sled ran fine last week when it had an oil and filter change. Drove it back in the trailer and now it won’t start. Thank you.
 

Norse

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Are you sure the battery is good? Try giving him a boost
 

NYTurbo

TY 4 Stroke Master
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Sep 26, 2017
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1,271
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49
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Ottawa
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Canada
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Sidewinder
Warm relays up and try boosting the battery
 

WinderFab

TY 4 Stroke God
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
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1,760
Age
45
Location
Woodbridge, ON
Country
Canada
Snowmobile
2020 Sidewinder Ltx GT
Yeah the newer sleds don’t keep the starter engaged for long, try what was said above.
 

sailor joe

TY 4 Stroke Junkie
Joined
Apr 4, 2019
Messages
746
Location
ma
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USA
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2016 RS VENTURE TF
2020 SIDEWINDER GT
if your in Rangeley go over to Rev it up and ask Mike for some advise. The other advise given here is good advise too.
 


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