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I have a 2001 Arctic Cat 300 4X4, when I try to start it all

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I have a 2001 Arctic Cat 300 4X4, when I try to start it all I get is clicking from the starter relay. Any suggestions?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?
Customer: This an ATV that I bought used so I have no idea how many miles or hours are on it. I've had it for three years and this is the first time this has happened
JA: Are you fixing your 300 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I thought it was the starter relay so I changed that but still have the same problem.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not that I know of, that is the only thing I've tried so far.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, it would appear to be a battery issue. Proposed tries (if have not been done) would be to re-inspect the battery, its ground lines and/or re-check and re-clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring as a preliminary consideration.

More importantly, have the battery externally charged and also LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect).