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Old 06-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default No power to starter motor

I have a Maxum 280 SCR. I have an ittermitant starting problem. When I turn the ignition key there are occasions when there is nothing there. It is not trying to pull power from the batteries, it as though it thinks its in gear. Any ideas.

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Old 06-23-2010, 06:59 PM   #2

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I assume that you have a full 12vdc at the battery? I had this issue. Sometimes the starter was fine, sometimes 'click', 'click', 'click'.......then it would start fine on the 4th or 5th try. I found the ring connector on the starter was very loose. I also had the same problem later and thought it was loose, only to find the connector on the positive cable connected to the starter was very heavily corroded.

Try removing the positive terminal and looking at it. replace heavily corroded connectors. Strip back the sheathing and cut back any heavily corroded wire, re-crimp and shrink tube and connect. clean the connections on the starter. Take a look at the negative cable and connector as well.

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Old 06-23-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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Hi Sapoflow,

There are other occasions where the neutral switch mounted on the exhaust manifold needs to be adjusted. If what Shrew suggests doesn't work- cause I would try that first-then try adjusting the switch. It should be in the center of the two rollers when in neutral.
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