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Old 11-21-2010, 06:35 PM
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Default 500 Scrambler Won't Start?

So my wife's 2007 500 Scambler 4x4 hasn't been run in a few months. Was fine when it was parked. Never abused, never seen water or mud (very dry here).
Fast forward to yesterdy, it's a nice 5* with snow here in MT. I go to start it up, and the solenoid just makes a terrible buzzing noise.

I pulled the battery, made sure it was charged, reinstalled and same thing.
So I took a jumper wire, and put it across the solenoid leads. Now it just makes a very weak buzzing noise. What gives?

My local dealer has a solenoid for $54, but I can't afford to throw expensive parts at this thing, esp before the holiday spending season.
Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:43 PM
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Are you sure the battery is good?heck it with a meter it should show 12 .3or 4 volts
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:47 PM
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I'll see if I can find a meter to put on it. My battery charger states "charged" for whatever that's worth....

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Checked my lawnmower battery for comparison: 15 volts, and my 400 Scrammy's battery measured 14.5 volts.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:09 PM
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See what it drops to when you try to start it
It should stay above at least 10
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:35 PM
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Pull start it and when it warms up the starter should work
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:47 AM
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I have the same problem with my 400. I replaced the starter thinking that was it but nope. Even though my battery says its fully charged I dont believe it has enough amps to turn the starter. Anyways I would say its the battery for mine and yours, Im too cheap to buy a new one right now so Im just pull starting.
Good luck.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:38 PM
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Check your grounds also if your battery is 100%. A poor connection will cause this every time.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:20 PM
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Did you ever figure it out?
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:33 PM
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I took the battery to the place where I bought it last year, they checked it and charged it up. They said it was fine.

It' has snowed so much here that I've been too busy shoveling, running snow blowers and blading roads. I buried my 350hp Hemi Ram with 35" tires not once, but TWICE!

I tried to rope start it, but it would not start. I may have a combination of issues here. I'll look into it again in a few days.

My old beat-up 1999 400 2-stroke Scrambler 4x4 fired right up after not being started in 2 years! Great machine, even outruns the 500....
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:42 PM
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Need to check the battery with a multi meter, should be above 12 volts
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