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Starting issues

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by wildmann, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. wildmann

    wildmann Extreme

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    Location:
    Southern WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper rtx-dx
    11 venture gt
    09 vector ltx gt
    05 vector
    2005 vector starter engages only sporadically, started this last year, I checked electrical connections, cleaned and dielectric grease on relays, how much of a pia is it to get to the starter cable. you can turn the key 50 times with nothing, then all of a sudden it will turn over. any help is appreciated
     
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  3. super1c

    super1c Moderator Moderator VIP Member

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    Location:
    Freeland - Otsego lake, MI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper LTX-SE/17 viper LTX-LE
    Sounds like a bad starter relay. Next time it won’t turn over touch a screwdriver between the 2 posts on the relay. If it turns over there’s your problem.
     
  4. wildmann

    wildmann Extreme

    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Southern WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper rtx-dx
    11 venture gt
    09 vector ltx gt
    05 vector
    which relay is the starter relay, there are 3 in a row down by right foot, is that the right spot?
     
  5. maim

    maim Moderator Staff Member Moderator Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    3,989
    Location:
    sudbury on
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2011 apex xtx/ 2009 phaser rtx/x/ 1997 et410t/r
    he is talking about the one by the air box on the right side of the sled.
     
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  6. wildmann

    wildmann Extreme

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Southern WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper rtx-dx
    11 venture gt
    09 vector ltx gt
    05 vector
    got it, thank you for your help
     
  7. steveg_nh

    steveg_nh VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    569
    Location:
    Southern NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2007 Attak
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  8. wildmann

    wildmann Extreme

    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Southern WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper rtx-dx
    11 venture gt
    09 vector ltx gt
    05 vector
    do you just replace the 30 amp fuse or the whole thing?
     
  9. steveg_nh

    steveg_nh VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
    Southern NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2007 Attak
    I am replacing the whole relay. The fuses are likely not the issue, unless you have severe corrosion on their terminals. Usually corrosion will be on the relay pins, or the relay will be failing inside. For $50, and piece of mind, I'll just replace it. If I'm wrong, and it's not that, at least I know it's new and good for a while.

    Did you check for corrosion on the relay and it's white connector plug?
     
  10. wildmann

    wildmann Extreme

    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Southern WI
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    16 viper rtx-dx
    11 venture gt
    09 vector ltx gt
    05 vector
    thanks, where did u order from, or did u just go to dealer?
     
  11. steveg_nh

    steveg_nh VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    569
    Location:
    Southern NH
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2007 Attak
    I ordered it online.
     
  12. radianguy

    radianguy TY 4 Stroke God

    Messages:
    1,852
    Location:
    Corner Brook Newfoundland, Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha FX NYTRO XTX
    Ignition may be getting bad also. Check ign plug in too.
    I'd also check kill switch.
    Lots of possibilities.
     

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