Battery replaced/charged-solenoid replaced-headlamp auto on stopped when this occured-replaced relay that allows light to come on when ignition is on-pulled starter-it turns when hooked direct to battery-all grounds appear good-is there a capasitor or other relay???-low mileage bike-had it running last year till this problem-Help!
I had this problem last year. I was told by a reputable Yamaha service technician that I could "jump" the leads on the solenoid to unstick it. It worked. However, in retrospect, I wish I would have just replaced the solenoid, given that it is a relatively cheap component (~$40 new). Since then, I had the sticking and clicking problem again this past March right at the beginning of the season, and during my attempt to repeat the success, I shorted out the bike because I got careless about what my disconnected wires touched on the bike. Shame on me. So I'd recommend replacing the solenoid.
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Alot of the time a clicking sound indicates a dead battery. It happens when there isn't enough power to fully engage the starter but just enough to engage solenoid. I would check your battery and all connections, including ground wires, battery wires and solenoid wires. Take a wire brush to them and clean them up and reinstall them. If that doesn't work, remove your starter and bench test it by hooking up a good battery to the lead that solenoid goes to and ground the other. If it passes the bench test your solenoid probably needs replaced. If it fails the problem is in your starter. Good luck! FYI, remove battery leads while removing starter and other wires for safety when cleaning.
Hi John, try cleaning the arc marks on your solenoid contact plate, if that doesn't work replace the solenoid. This is assuming of course that you have a fully charged battery and the connections are clean and tight. Good luck.
check fuses, it could be the relay, if it checks out ok, then the starter solonoid could be @ fault, FUSES FIRST, RELAY 2nd, STARTER/SOLONOID LAST, make sure battery & terminals ok, cleaned, tight, etc., battery must be fully charged ! you should have a relay box under hood.
You have already done all the testing. Your starter works, your starter button works, your solenoid is clicking , the problem is that the contacts inside the solenoid are burnt and not making a connection. Replace the starter solenoid and your motorcycle starter will engage the way it is supposed to.
The Solenoid Switch that controls the starter is bad. If you can get someone to help you. Have them turn the key while you listen under the hood for where ehe clicking is comming from. 2 different Solenoids were used on this model one built on the starter the other mounted on the finder well near the battery. Repair is simple if replacing the Solenoid mounted on the finder well. If it is the starter mounted unit the starter will have to be removed. Most auto parts stores will allow you to use the Chiltons manuel in the their store to lookup removal instructions.Auto Zone, Advanced Auot parts PEP BOYS O'Reillys. All do this as a free service. Hope this helps Please leave feedback
You will have to check the starter motor , but have you tried to by pass the soleniod switch?, try to do so by connecting the two points at the solenoid, if the starter truns thn its the solenoid switch which is faulty ..if it doesnt still turn, thn you will have to remove the starter and overhaul it.
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your starter,solenoid or ignition is no good. but my first choice,i think your solenoid is shorted because when you hook up the battery,it cranks but does not start.that means your ignition switch is still working.
The starter solenoid will click when the battery is to low to start the car. Have the battery charged and load tested to make sure it's good. Check the charging system to make sure the alternator is good. Check the wire connections at the starter. If either is loose, the starter won't work. With a full, known good battery, turn on the headlamps and try starting the engine. If the headlamps stay bright, the contacts in the solenoid are bad. If the headlamps dim greatly or go out, the starter is shorted out and must be replaced. Also try turning the crankshaft manually with a breaker bar and socket if you suspect that the engine may have seized up. Charlie