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I have a 1982? yamaha YTM225DXK three wheel atv. Starter

won't crank. If I jump...
I have a 1982? yamaha YTM225DXK three wheel atv. Starter won't crank. If I jump a wire from battery to starter it cranks
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Only gets used sporatically. This happened last time it was used.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: There is a square relay next to the voltage regulator which is next to the solenoid. The square relay clicks when you push the starter button. I would like to fix myself if I can
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Just wondering if it is bad solenoid which I could replace? I checked fuse in starter wires and it is good.
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sounds like the starter solenoid is bad and needs replaced. can you jump the solenoid and start it?

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I would say replace the starter solenoid to fix this issue

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Try jumping a wire across the two posts on the solenoid and see if it works?

yes, you should have a wire running from the battery to one side of the solenoid, and then another wire running from the other side of the solenoid to the starter. use a screwdriver or wire to touch the 2 sides together, sending power to the starter. it should turn over. you stated previously that you ran a wire from battery to the starter and it started, so this tells me the solenoid is not working properly and needs to be replaced

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
That worked. I put a wrench across the 2 posts and it cranked over. Even with the key turned off. Is that right? If so, I will order a new solenoid.

yes. if you turn key on, it should start, but if you can jump the solenoid, it is bad and needs replaced

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
OK. Thanks a lot. 5 star rating for sure.
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