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2008/02/15 22:54:25 (permalink)

Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery

last time i went riding i got a little wet and well ever since then my battery is just making a clicking noise. I replaced the battery with a brand new one. and its not the solenoid bc its clicking. is there a connection that has gotten wet or what and help? broken pull starter and its an es harder to but start than most

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    RE: Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery 2008/02/15 23:02:16 (permalink)
    sounds like loose solenoid wire or water on the solenoid.  Is it shifting with the buttons even though its not running?

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    RE: Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery 2008/02/15 23:14:18 (permalink)
    Do you have access to a test light?  If so, follow the large cable that leads to the starter and pull back the rubber boot at the end of this cable.  Ground the test light's clip to the engine and hold the test light's probe against the terminal at the starter.  Push the starter button.  Does the test light light up?

    If so, the starter brushes are bad.  This will require removing and disassembling the starter to replace the brushes.

    FYI, just because a starter relay (solenoid) clicks, does not necessarily mean it is working.  I've seen many starter relays that click but don't actually relay current.
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    RE: Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery 2008/02/16 06:33:05 (permalink)
    i had this problem, and i had to replace the 2 boxes on the back around 600 or so because the creek and water over the racks = a short, not good!

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    RE: Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery 2008/02/16 10:58:13 (permalink)
    silly question... but what your bat terminals look like good connection not loose ? or dirty 

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    RE: Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery 2008/02/17 11:24:03 (permalink)
    Yea a have a test light i will have to try that. and my connections are just fine i cleaned everything up. And i had water up to the handle bars and thats when the problem started. we had to bump start it

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    RE: Honda rancher clicking wont start and brand new battery 2008/02/17 13:07:44 (permalink)
    I bet its the starter brushes. Mines on its 4th or 5th set.

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