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ignition switch could be bad. turn key on and lock the brake. Jump solenoid to start. see if key turns machine off
yes, if you cannot jump the solenoid, then there is a bad ground wire.
will need to check the neg terminal from battery to ground. make sure cables on battery are tight also. make sure solenoid it tight and the frame is not painted underneath fully
If you are getting a clicking at solenoid, check that the starter is not jammed against the flywheel. Could have a starter issue if it is clicking but not turning over
do you have a volt meter to test at the starter and see how many volts you are getting to the starter? the power is getting to the solenoid since you hear clicking, but not to the starter
is your solenoid a single or dbl pole solenoid? that is a sign of bad solenoid ground or bad solenoid
yes. you also have 2 smaller wires one of those should be a ground also
one small wire goes to ignition switch, another is grounded.
so you should be good there. if the voltage is dropping that low when key is turned, the n the starter isn't getting proper voltage. main question is now, why the Voltage drop...... Could be a faulty wire, safety switch is faulty ( unknown which one as they work together - would need to OHM test them) or bad solenoid