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I have a 2010 Polaris EFI XP 550. When I turn the key it

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I have a 2010 Polaris EFI XP 550. When I turn the key it just clicks I've changed the battery and starter solenoid and it still does the same thing!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Have you jumped the starter solenoid to see if the starter is good?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, I haven't.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I check it and get back to you.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Sounds good
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I tried it, it turned over about once everytime.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I had 12.5 volts on the battery and I have the following codes, 520193 and 7.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Alright. Now we're getting somewhere. That code is for the idle air control solenoid. It's located on the throttle body(new school carburetor). It is a small black component with 6 wires coming out of it. I see several issues where the wires have been worn through or pinched, exposing the wire and shorting out.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Throttle body is under left side cover. Iac(idle air controller) on back side of throttle body.Remove throttle body and inspect wires going to iac.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok, it's dark here now 9:30pm. I'll check them tomorrow.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Sounds good. Let me know what you find
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok, I took the throttle body off and looked at the wires on the plug. The upper left wire has a very small spot where the wire is exposed, close to the plug.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Was it touching anything? Possibly another wire?
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Any possibility yo can take a picture and send it to me.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
I'm thinking that's a winner. You need to protect that wire. Electrical tape or some other type of shielding. Heat shrink works the best but you have to disassemble the connector which is a pain in the butt. More importantly, when you put it back together make sure it's not pressing up against anything.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I think I have some liquid tape type stuff you apply with a small brush and it will harden.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Then I could wrap the whole connector and wires to protect them.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
That should work better than electrical tape.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Before you go any further you can try and crank it over. Connect the iac and try and start.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
How did it go?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry I haven't gotten back to you, we've been dealing with my father-in-law's health, he's 92.
I did everything reconnected the connector and the result is the same.
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Can you test the battery while you're trying to crank it over. Put the meter on positive and negative position meter so you can see display and try and start it. Let me know what the reading is on the battery with the start button pressed
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok, it read 12.4 and dropped down to 12.2 and clicked
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
Can you locate the component that is clicking?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'll try, it's going to be104 here tomorrow. Won't be doing much outside!
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I located the clicking sound it's coming from the starter solenoid. (Which I just replaced along with the battery!!)
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Could the new solenoid be bad?
Expert:  brian winther replied 2 months ago.
That is a possibility. I have seen it before. Usually when the solenoid clicks, it's doing its job. The problem usually is with the secondary side. Larger cables going to starter.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'll check the connections to the solenoid.