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Starter whines engine won't crank over, No fire period, 1995

Customer Question

Starter whines engine won't crank over
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: No fire period
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 1995 honda magna vf750cd
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just checked solenoid battery and wires still nothing
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: First tried to start it battery drained instantly so I charged it had power but wouldn't say anything changed solenoid now starter just whines
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
There was gas coming out the exhaust 5days ago before this problem
Expert:  Louie replied 11 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

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

Initially, proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done):

  • re- inspect the battery, its ground lines and/or check/clean the battery cables + terminals, connectors and wiring as a preliminary consideration. Have the battery externally charged and then LOAD TESTed (even if new/charged and just for the purpose of eliminating it as a suspect);
  • • remove all the spark plugs and spray the inside of the spark plug hole with compressed air;
  • • check/clean or perhaps better yet, consider replacing the spark plugs;
  • • inspect the burn color of the old spark plugs tips;
  • • still with no spark plugs tips installed, attempt to start again the Magna to test if engine would now crank.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
U just did all that and still no crank or no spark from could and starter still just whines when I push starting button
Expert:  Louie replied 11 months ago.

If the starter motor spins but engine would not turn over, then it would be an internal hardware issue or more particularly, likely suspect would be the 1-way starter gear (clutch).

Perhaps the video HERE may shed insight.

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