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How to replace starter solenoid on 1994 heritage softail

I need to locate the starter solenoid on my 94 heritage softail nostalgia. my bike wont start, ive been trouble shooting. battery is good, spark plugs are good. once i know the location of the starter solenoid im going to test it and the relay for resistance. thanks

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Two things come to mind, other than an internal problem with the starter. Diconnect the battery and take the small cover off the solenoid. pull the plunger and spring out and check the 2 internal contacts and the copper washer on the plunger for a badly burned or worn condition. Rebuild kits are available for some models. If not, you can dress up the contacts and the washer. Push the plunger in by hand and see that it hits both contacts at the same time.
Another possibility is the starter clutch. Usually when these fail the starter spins without turning the engine over, but I have seen them cause the symptom you described. Replacement involves removing the starter and dissasembly of the drive end of the starter, but since you were savvy enough to take the initial steps you mentioned, I know you can handle it.

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It is located on the right side just under the oil tank ; if you follow the rudder hose that exits the rear right side of your oil tank it leads to the bottom of the frame under this is the oil plug. This hose has a plug clamped to the end of it or stuck into a prug that is welded to the frame.
After this unclamp and pull the plug to make sure that you have the dipstick out before pulling it loose.

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Set the alarm by holding the key fob button until you see running lights flash twice. Turn off the alarm by pushing the key fob button twice and the lights will flash once.

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My heritage softail will not start unless I jump around the starter relay in the fusebox new relay in and still nothing I dont know if the security system is preventing the bike from turning over


Hi, Tim and the usual suspects are:
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. Discharged battery, needs to be 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a load test if necessary.
4. Check the battery terminals for damage or corrosion check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
5. Bank angle sensor tripped and ignition/light key switch not cycled to the "OFF" position and then back to the "ON" position.
6. FOB battery low or dead.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty starter button.
9. Faulty kickstand or clutch pull in switch/sensor.
10. Security alarm needs a reset.
11. Starter control circuit, relay, or solenoid faulty.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. Electric starter shaft pinion gear is not engaging or over-running starter clutch slipping.
14. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1.Ignition/Light Key Switch not in IGNITION position.
2.Engine Stop switch in the OFF position.
3.Discharged battery, loose or corroded connections (solenoid chatters).
4. Bank Angle Sensor tripped and Ignition/Light Key Switch not cycled to Off and then back to Ignition
5. Starter control circuit, relay or solenoid faulty.
6. Electric starter shaft pinion gear not engaging or over-running clutch slipping.
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4. Bank Angle Sensor tripped and Ignition/Light Key Switch not cycled to Off and then back to Ignition
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Hi Anonymous, before you start throwing big money away start by throwing small money away. First make sure your battery is fully charged, then do a load test anything below 9 volts replace the battery. Second replace the starter relay cheap $6. Third remove the back cover of the solenoid and de-arc/refurbish the contact plate and shoes making sure they are tight. Fourth make sure the starter drive/clutch only spins one way. If everything checks out ok then you can start throwing big money at it. Good luck

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2004 Harley Heritage starter problem. Starter clicks and engine will not turn over. The battery is about 6 months old and tested good.


If your starter is clicking, not the starter relay, but the engine will not turn over, it may be time to replace the contacts in the solenoid of your starter.

On the right side of the bike, look at the starter and locate a pentagon (5-sided) plate on the end. This is the solenoid, the round part below that is the starter motor. Now, remove the three small screws that hold this plate on. There will be a spring and a plunger under this plate. Pull the plunger straight out of the solenoid.

On the plunger, you'll see a large round copper washer. In the solenoid, you'll see two large copper contacts. They will all have some scorched areas on them but should not be burned down to about half their orignal thickness. If they are, time to order a "rebuild kit" for you starter and install it.

The kit will come with directions. Just make sure you disconnect the battery before starting that job. wd4ity@bellsouth.net

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First, take the battery out and take it to an automotive parts house and ask them to load test it for you. If the battery is good, put it back in the bike and reconnect the cables. Make sure they are clean and tight.

There are two things that could be making the clicking noise, the starter relay and starter solenoid. The relay makes a soft sound and the starter solenoid makes a loud clicking. Let's start with the starter relay. It is located on the front side of the rear fender. Look at the front side of the rear fender just below the oil tank. The relay is a cube looking thing about 1 inch on all dimensions with about five wires running to it. These fail quite often as water gets into them. When you press the starter button, you can hear a faint click. If you suspect this is the problem there is a way to test but you'll need a test light.

Look at the end of the starter on the right side of the bike under the oil tank. You'll see a pentagon shaped (five sided) plate. Up near the top of that plate you'll see a plug with one green wire running into it. Unplug this connector and stick your test light probe into the plug. Turn the switch on and press the starter button. If the test light lights up, the starter relay is good and your problem is in the starter solenoid. If the light does not light up, replace the starter relay.

You can get a rebuild kit for the starter. They are not difficult to install but you may have to pull the starter off the bike to repair it. Once you figure out what the problem is, repost and we'll go from there. Good Luck!

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Clicking problem when trying to start bike. Battery is fine.


Clicking usually means the battery has enough voltage to activate the starter solenoid, but not enough power to turn over the starter. A voltage meter will not necessarily give you an accurate measure of the condition of the battery. A bad battery can show 12 volts sometimes. You can determine if there is enough power in the battery by unbolting the battery cable from the solenoid and touching the cable terminal to the terminal of the cable leading from the solenoid to the starter. Be careful, if the battery is good there will be a hot spark when you do this. If this makes the starter work, the solenoid is bad. Just to make this clear, the function of the solenoid is to make a connection between the battery and the starter. The steps I described make that connection directly, eliminating the solenoid from the circuit.

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I am afraid to make assumptions as to what else you have checked due to some negative feedback. Did you LOAD check the Battery? Did you check and clean your grounds? If you have done all of that the next logical problem is the solenoid, which can be rebuilt.

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I would take the battery up to advance or autozone and get it tested under load. The battery may show 12v but not have the amps to crank

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