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    Post Seadoo XP 1994 Starter Motor

    Hey All,

    New to Jet Ski's and also new here so please be gentle

    Bought a "project" 1994 Seadoo XP last weekend to fix up as a project with my old man, On initial attempts when pushing the ignition the solenoid within the MPEM didn't make a clicking noise and a spinning noise could be heard from the starter however it wasn't engaging the flywheel.

    Have now removed the starter from the engine and flywheel, its still connected to MPEM and grounded to battery however I now get a solenoid clicking noise from MPEM but not the spinning noise I had before, any ideas ?

    Also as a debugging step is it possible to connect the starter motor directly to the 12V battery or is the solenoid storing charge prior to ignition ?

    Cheers,
    Ross


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    Quote Originally Posted by elrossco22 View Post
    Hey All,

    New to Jet Ski's and also new here so please be gentle

    Bought a "project" 1994 Seadoo XP last weekend to fix up as a project with my old man, On initial attempts when pushing the ignition the solenoid within the MPEM didn't make a clicking noise and a spinning noise could be heard from the starter however it wasn't engaging the flywheel.

    Have now removed the starter from the engine and flywheel, its still connected to MPEM and grounded to battery however I now get a solenoid clicking noise from MPEM but not the spinning noise I had before, any ideas ?

    Also as a debugging step is it possible to connect the starter motor directly to the 12V battery or is the solenoid storing charge prior to ignition ?

    Cheers,
    Ross
    You can run 12 volts straight to the starter to test the unit.

    Positive goes to the post/stud on the side of the starter.

    Negative goes the the body/housing of the starter.

    You may have a bad bendix if it is not engaging the flywheel.

    Possibly a weak/ discharged battery.

    You can buy the bendix at Jerry's online store if needed. There should be a bendix repair kit availible. As well as a complete starter assembly.

    Good luck

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    try not to make big sparks around the fuel tank

    that doesn't turn out well

    likely as stated the bendix is bad. seeing how simple it is to install the starter on that model, you can spend a week dicking with it or simply replace the starter

    i'd replace the entire starter, they can be had cheap for the older skis

    you don't need issues on the water with a starter or bendix. most of the old ones have seen plenty of abuse

    i don't have to remind you the starter, if an original is realllly old now.

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