Question about 1997 Cagiva Mito 125 Evoluzione
I get nothing from the starter motor but the battery starts to smoke slightly. Havent got a clue what the problem is now as it was fine yesterday. Sorter suggests that something is shorting somewhere but god nos where. All other eletrics are fine lights netutral etc two starter motors and same with both.,probably starter solonoid or the wire between the solonoid and starter motor shorted to earth. Possibly starter relay or starter button but unlikely cos I would expect that to blow the fuse. Disconnect wire 20 (black) from the starter solonoid and see if the battery smokes again when you press the button, or disconnect the wire at both ends and use a multimeter on a low resistance range and measure each end of it to the negative terminal on the battery. It should read open circuit - ie. a very high resistance or no continuity. If it reads low - ie. <5 ohms - the wire is either fouling the frame and shorting out, or has melted thru because it is touching the exhaust. If it reads high and you start to over heat the battery then the solonoid is almost certainly short doen to earth somewhere. I'm gonna hazard a guess and go for the wire touching the exhaust scenario....so to save time and effort just have a look through the gap between the belly pan and radiator if you can and see if you can spot the wire touching the downpipe.,,,
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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