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brian kov wrote:i have the same exact problem and i havent had enough time to get it totally corrected , at first i thought it was the starter solenoid but now i think it may be a safety switch it was bypassed and i have to pull all the tape off of it and check to see how well the bypass loop of wire is connected . i checked from the bat to the starter and it turn it so that is good .
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Bigdog wrote:If you have voltage to the relay but not from the relay to the starter / generator it would seem that the relay is not pulling in. What I would do first is take a jumper from the 12 volt in to the output terminal to see if the starter will turn. If it does, then you need to re-trace the control circuit to make sure all the safeties are made.
Your thinking on the return path is a little misguided but it's good to know that you are considering all possibilities.
Can you verify that the starter relay is even pulling in?
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:35 pm
Well the Electrical Guru (BD) has already posted, and you can trust his advice. I certainly do and will gladly call LD if need be to get BD's advice So with that said, let me carry on with what I do best... I guess: (the server is down at the moment but should be back up today)
I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, to the Cub Family
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Bigdog wrote:It sure sounds like a bad solenoid to me. The test you were going to perform can be done at the solenoid rather than right at the starter. Just touch a jumper across the terminals with the black wires on them and it should start. One thing that is not right though is the slight arc when you connect the battery cable. There should be no load on the battery. You didn't have the switch in the on position when you connected the battery did you?
The shortest logic is this: you have voltage to the solenoid control terminal. It is not activating for some reason - either it's bad or it has a bad ground. Or, you have the wires on the wrong terminals of the solenoid.