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Old 05-02-2012, 02:18 PM
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2001 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO wont start

I have a 2001 Sportsman 500 HO and it wont start. I have purchased a new bendix for the starter and it gets mechanically stuck in the flywheel after one attempt to start. If I remove the bendix, the starter gear turns freely. Not sure what to do next. The flywheel does turn.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:53 PM
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:24 PM
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Sounds like your battery isn't strong enough to turn the engine over any more. They turn hard, try giving it a boost with a charger.

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