Go Back   ATVConnection.com ATV Enthusiast Community » Brand Discussions Area » Honda
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to ATVConnection Forums!
Welcome to ATVConnection.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the ATVConnection Forums community today!


Reply
  #1  
Old 07-24-2007, 10:12 AM
Weekend Warrior
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1
Default Neutral start switch on Honda Rancher

We have a 350 Honda Rancher with an electronic trans mission.
More than half the time when you want to start it, and the transmission is in neutral it just clicks and won't turn over. Sometimes it turns over weakly.
The lights are bright and it acts the same with or without a charger to supplement the battery, so I don't think the battery is the problem. It starts instantly when you pull the cord.
Is their a neutral start switch on this machine?
Is there something that can prevent it from closing? (I have noticed if I put the thing in gear and rock it back and forth against first gear, the thing will start right up)
Help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-24-2007, 10:53 AM
Weekend Warrior
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10
Default Neutral start switch on Honda Rancher

i have got a recon es (electric shift) and i have had this same problem. i had to replace the angle scensor and a new battery... but first i would just get a new angle scensor..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-06-2007, 11:50 AM
Trailblazer
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 80
Default Neutral start switch on Honda Rancher

My rancher did this needed starter rebuilt
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-06-2007, 12:55 PM
Pro Rider
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 747
Default Neutral start switch on Honda Rancher

yes, it sounds like the electric shift system is working properly- its the stater system that seems to have the problem... When you try to start it, you hear the starter relay under the seat clicking, that means that all the neutral saftey junk is working properly. the power is either not getting from the relay to the starter, or the starter has power but is worn out and faulty. you could also have a dirty cable connection beween the relay and the starter, good way to check this is to put one lead of a volt meter on the battery positive terminal and the other terminal of the meter where the cable connects to the starter, put it on volts mode and attempt to crank the engine over- disconnec the coil wire so it doesnt start, and see if you have any voltage. .5 volt is probably ok, 1 volt or more means you have high-resistance in the cable or at the connections, this is what we call a "voltage drop" test in automotive diagnosis, but works the same for any electrical circuit that is flowing current.

i would put my bet on a worn out starter though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-06-2007, 07:19 PM
Pro Rider
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 854
Default Neutral start switch on Honda Rancher

sounds like the battery!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-06-2007, 10:52 PM
Pro Rider
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 393
Default Neutral start switch on Honda Rancher

When you hit the starter button, does it click once or do it keep on clicking like a dead battery? If it just clicks once, try hitting the starter with your hand with the starter button pushed and see if it starts.
__________________
2005 Rubicon
13,000+ miles
1,700 hours
Honda all the way
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 10:52 PM
Reply

Tags
350, 420, 4x4, atv, back, coil, honda, neutral, put, rancher, recon, sensor, starter, switch, test



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On