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Rancher 420 won't start, solenoid just clicks

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Old 10-30-2018, 11:42 AM
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Default Rancher 420 won't start, solenoid just clicks

Hi,

I bought a used Honda Rancher 4X4 420 2013 ES this summer. I ran it a few time around the yard and all worked fine. It has about 905 miles and 203 hours on it.

I final got a chance to ride it in Mid October. Rode fine until the 4th ride. After about 200 yards it just stopped. The Engine and Temp light came on, engine died. I turned it off and then back on, shifted into N and the engine started. About 2 minutes later it died again. Now the only thing that happens is that the Solenoid just clicks.

I bought a new battery since it had a used one. That made no difference.

Volts 12.5V

Under Load with the solenoid clicking Volts 6V

Display: Has a N for Neutral and after I try to start it and the solenoid clicks the Gear Display shows a -.

Turn the key on and off and it shows N again.

The gears will change but stop at 3rd gear, won't go higher but goes back down to N.




I thought my next step would be to remove the PCM/EMC and test it as the Shop Manual says.



Any better ideas?

Thank you for any help.
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:13 AM
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While not the same brand I had the same sort of problem with mine. Make sure the batter has a good charge then tap on the starter with a hammer. If there is more than just a click when you try to start it after tapping it, then you got a bad starter and it needs to be replaced and that did the trick for mine.
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:01 PM
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Thanks, I hope to try that on Thanksgiving Day.
My problem is why would the engine quite with a bad starter? It started 3 or 4 more times but would only run for a few seconds to a minute.
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:16 PM
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I would also try cleaning the carburetor out there may be something clogging your jets
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 06:20 PM
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And if all that fails check all your sensors and make sure the fan is turning but I check the starter first to get you started😂
 
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