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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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When I turn the cart to run position the solenoid clicks on

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When I turn the cart to run position the solenoid clicks on and then it clicks back off and then mash the peddle nothing happens. We checked the voltage to the solenoid and the voltage is good. Please advise if this means the solenoid is bad.
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Customer: If you wait a little while it will then click on and off again. Not all the time but sometimes. We checked all the connections and all is good there.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

Bypass the solenoids two cable terminals. with a jumper cable and see if cart runs. Solenoid has to stay engaged, and all it does is connect the two cables. If the foot pedal sends battery voltage to the solenoid, and it does not close, solenoid needs to be replaced.