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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Polaris 300 wont turn over. Has new battery but just clicks

Customer Question

polaris 300 wont turn over. Has new battery but just clicks when starter is pushed like it has a low or dead battery. have triied jumping but nothing changes. Help
JA: How old is the battery? And have you tested it with a voltmeter?
Customer: new battery no did not check all batteries do the same
JA: What year is your 300?
Customer: 1979?
JA: Are you fixing your 300 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: oops.. 1997
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It acts like a silinoid problem or a bad starter. Just started problem with a dead battery this spring
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 2 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** it a just 1 solid click when you try to start it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 2 months ago.

Ok, this is caused by a bad spot i the armature of th starter, and is commn,yu will need to replace the starter, are you planning on fixing this yourself?