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post #1 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Starter continually engaged, any ideas?

I went to crank the Yeti today and once I turned the ignition switch (with key) to the crank position, the starter would continually turn the engine. If I turned the key switch to the off position and even removed the key, the starter was still engaged. I had to disconnect one of the battery terminals to get it to stop.

Any ideas why the starter would be continuously engaged? I appreciate any feedback.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Further information...

If I hook a test lamp up to the negative side of the battery, and the other end to the + (positive) on the coil and turn the key switch to the run position, I get a bright light on the test lamp. If I turn the key switch to the start position, the test lamp light does not change brightness, it stays the same bright light. I believe I have the solenoid hooked up wrong some way....ugh...


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Bad starter solenoid stuck in start position.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 08:29 PM
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Bad starter solenoid stuck in start position.
Yep. Happens a lot, especially if you have ever cranked it with a low/dead battery.

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-22-2013, 08:38 PM
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Yep bad starter solenoid
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It's brand new....


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I fixed it. I had the I and S wires on the solenoid switched. The old solenoid was mounted to the fender 180 degrees from the new one. Once I switched the blue and red wires on top of the solenoid, it purrs like a kitten!

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