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I have a 98 seadoo GSM limited 947 I was having a blast and

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I have a 98 seadoo GSM limited 947 I was having a blast and all the sudden it just died went to start it and all it did was zing zing the starter sounded like it wasn't engaging so I replaced the starter and took it out about 4 hours later same thing happened
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
98 GSX limited 947 Seadoo
Expert:  Charles replied 3 months ago.

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Test the battery voltage with the ski off and with it running, make sure that you are getting a charge to it. If so, remove the starter and inspect the teeth on it, if they are missing, the starter is staying engaged with the ski running and is stripping the teeth from the bendix. Also inspect the flywheel, it could be damaged.

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