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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Sportsman 500 wont start

I have a 2000 Sportsman 500 that wont start. I put a new battery and repaired the pull start recoil spring. When i hit the start button all I hear is a click and when I pull the cord it wont start. I was wondering what I could try to avoid taking it to Polaris and having it fixed.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 07:52 PM
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sounds like the starter solenoid or the starter itself is gone, or theres a short in the circuit somewhere, do you have spark? do you have compression? do you have fuel? the recoil should start it regardless of electric start issues, I mean, thats what its for :P let me know how it goes.

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That click should be the solenoid. If you can't turn it over with the recoil rope either, I'd bet that the starter bendix is locked up on the flywheel.

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