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2009 Polaris Sportman 90. Starter will not turn motor over. I charged battery. Starter will at first turn motor over, but then will just freewheel without engaging to turn motor over. runs when kickstart. not sure if problem is battery or starter?

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  • shaunmoore99 Dec 12, 2009

    Is it difficult to put in a new starter? I can reasonably do simple repair work like replace parts, but not sure how involved this is.

  • shaunmoore99 Dec 12, 2009

    great detail



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It's a problem with the starter. Inside the shaft is supposed to be sent out to engage with flywheel, the lever is not being pushed by actuator controlled by solenoid. The starter itself is faulty.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Dec 12, 2009

    u must remove the outer and inner clutch covers and remove the pull
    rope u need to remove the starter drive gear connected to
    the flywheel. then it will be three bolts in a triangle pattern at the
    bottom left corner of the pull rope side .after that u will be done
    removing the starter.

    You do not need to remove the clutch, covers, or starter gear.

    Disconnect your battery. Remove the recoil starter. Raise and
    support the front end. Remove the skid plate underneath. Remove the
    wire from the starter. The starter is connected to a bracket on the
    upper side via four bolts. Use a 10mm wrench for the top one - this is
    the one that they think you need to remove the clutch and covers on.
    For the lower ones, use a 1/8 drive ratchet/socket. You already removed
    one of the starter bolts when you removed the recoil (the long one).
    Now go back and look around the starter gear. Remove these and the
    starter will be ready to come out. Pull straight out. Reverse
    directions for installation. The only tough part is getting that top
    bracket bolt. Install the bracket onto your new starter before
    installation. Make everything hand tight, then do that top bolt last.
    Use the round end of your wrench to lift it up in there and line it up
    with the hole. When you put the starter in, make sure that the end of
    the starter gear shaft/starter bushing and the gears line up. When you
    reinstall the recoil, there is a hole in the housing that receives the
    other end of the starter gear shaft.



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