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Old 06-30-2011, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Relay Switch Starter Solenoid Question!!

I have a 2000 Honda Rancher Es and it won't start.I thought it was the battery but I bought a new battery and it just makes a clicking sound still.The sound is coming from the little box behind the battery.Is this the starter relay solenoid switch and do you think this will fix it.I found some on Ebay for 28.00 dollars plus shipping.Thanks for you answers!
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums...Free downloadable manuals in the Schematics/Manual help section on the Technical discussions board...Yes that little round thing with 2 cables leading in and out of it,plus a couple of small wires is the starter solenoid..Tap on it lightly with a screwdriver,small hammer while holding the starter button in as they hang up from time to time...
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Welcome to the forums. Yes, the starter relay is behind the battery. Take an old screwdriver and jump the two posts on top of the relay and see if the starter will turn. If so, then the relay is likely bad. If the key is on, the ATV should start, but if the key is off, the starter should only turn. If the starter doesn't turn or the ATV doesn't start, test the starter.

You can test the starter by hooking it to a known good battery with a set of jumper cables. Hook one end to the battery. On the other end, hook the ground clamp to the engine or starter housing. Firmly touch the positive clamp to the post/terminal on the starter. If the starter is good, it will turn.
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The dreaded click is usually a bad connection or solenoid switch. Check all the connections first then go to the solenoid. Take a screw driver and jump out the two main terminals on the solenoid (with key on) and it should start, if so the solenoid is bad.
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^^^^^ posted at same time, What them two said....
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Thanks alot for the quick answers!!
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My 01 TRX300EX does the same thing. Should i buy a new selinoid?
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My 01 TRX300EX does the same thing. Should i buy a new selinoid?
test it like they said..if it does what they said..then yes..buy another selonoid starter relay...problem solved !.
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TRXLord<<<Welcome to the forums...Free downloadable manuals in the Schematics/Manual help section in the Technical discussions ...Try the tests mentioned above first,if it starts,or turns over when you jump the 2 terminals,then yes,replace it...
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Welcome to the forums, TRXlord.
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You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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