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    2000 Kawasaki Ultra 150 died and now won't start - clicking noise

    Hoping this isn't a big problem...

    I was riding today and my 2000 Ultra 150 just died, flashed the battery icon, and then wouldn't start again. The solenoid is clicking in the rear of the ski behind the battery, but that is it. The battery is good, and it fully recharged in a matter of minutes and still simply just clicked.

    I have read a bunch of other threads and nothing seems to be similar to my situation. Others had problems with the clicking and not starting, but would that be a similar problem to mine, as it happened in the middle of riding? It was running great before this.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.


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    Pump jammed with a rock? Can you turn the engine by removing the coupler cover?
    What do the spark plugs look like?

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    Loose battery cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SplishSplash View Post
    Pump jammed with a rock? Can you turn the engine by removing the coupler cover?
    What do the spark plugs look like?
    Thanks for the reply. I think something may be stuck in there. I haven't been able to see anything in the intake or pump, but it does feel like it's trying to turn but can't. I'll try to remove the grate and see if I can get in there.

    Edit - I should say the spark plugs are brand new... just replaced them last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    Loose battery cable?
    Everything is pretty tight. I'm leaning towards something being stuck in there.

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    OK so I took off the intake grates and there are no obstructions. When I hit the start button the shaft tries to turn but can't. I'm going to take the housing off to see if I can spin the shaft by hand.

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    Did you try cranking it with the spark plugs removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    Did you try cranking it with the spark plugs removed?
    No, what will that tell me?

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    That will tell you if the starter is good and if the engine/jet pump are seized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    That will tell you if the starter is good and if the engine/jet pump are seized.
    Welp... it sure did. The PTO cylinder spark plug electrode is basically welded. The other 2 were fine. I took off the pump and can't spin the shaft either. I sprayed wd40 in the cylinder but I'm guessing it's dead...

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