Question about 1984 Honda VF 1100 C
The battery and starter are brand new its starts if it is jumped by cables but when I try to start it on its own I press the button and it makes no noise just dims the lights.?
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi, Anonymous before testing any electrical component in the Starting System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
1. Ignition Switch not in the "ON" position.
2. Engine Run Switch in the "OFF" position.
3. 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.
4. Bank angle sensor needs a reset or is faulty.
5. FOB battery low or dead.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Faulty starter button.
8. Faulty kickstand, clutch, neutral safety switch.
9. Security alarm needs a reset.
10. Starter relay, solenoid, starter motor or circuit wiring faulty.
11. Starter armature or field coils have failed.
12. Main fuse or circuit breaker may be blown or faulty.
13. Faulty ignition relay.
14. The electric starter is working but starter clutch has failed.
15. Check for engine trouble codes.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi it sounds like the starter solinoid or starter relay is not working or there could be a loose wire or the starter motor is faulty
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
I had the same problem with my 636. It turned out to be just a cable problem. Try to see if all the electric cables work correctly and connected.
Posted on May 11, 2009
start relay should be checked, if cables are loose or corroded they do not deliver enough power.if jumping the start relay will engage the starter replace the relay.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
sounds like a soleniod problem,
If you tap the solenoid while pressing the button it may start, but will confirm the solenoid is sticking
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
Follow the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid. If you jump the two cable terminals on the solenoid and the starter cranks, you have a bad solenoid. If you hold the starter button and tap the starter with a plastic hammer and the starter works, you need new starter brushes. Any other problem with the starter and you will need to buy a new assembly.
Posted on Oct 02, 2010
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