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I have a 2000 Artic cat 300 4x4 that will not turn over when

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i have a 2000 Artic cat 300 4x4 that will not turn over when pushing the starter button. Battery is connected to pickup battery.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially and if have not been tried; inspect the red battery cables + terminals, bullet type connectors and the smaller green & black wiring as a preliminary consideration including the multi-terminal black ground lines.

Additionally, check the starter relay. To locate the starter relay, start by following the big cable from the + terminal of the battery as it always ends up tied to 1 of the 2 big terminals of the starter relay. Alternatively, view the exploded electrical parts diagram HERE. The starter relay is # ***** Carefully but momentarily, jump the two (2) big terminals. This is a bypass of the starter relay to enable the starter motor to spin:

  • • if still no starter action, then starter motor highly suspect;
  • • if starter would clack loudly only, then a possible internal problem;
  • • if slow starter action, then battery/voltage/connection concern;
  • • if would start as expected, then a likely starter relay and/or its wiring/interlocks issue including the starter button itself.

All other checks would be with the use of a multi-meter.