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No start or turn over. Battery registers 13 volts. Stopped for

Battery checks out at 13 volts with no draw. Just stopped for a moment and shut motor off. When I turned key on and starter began to turn, all of a sudden lost all electrics. Fuses are all good and ignition switch is good. Power is getting to ignition switch by tracing with volt and ohm meter. All connections seem good. When I can get everything back on (instrument lights) and push starter button, only hear one click from relay and all indicators go off for several minutes while battery voltage drops to 5 volts. Tried powering starter directly from battery but does not react. Is it starter or relay or battery or all three?

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  • rickclark00 Sep 13, 2009

    Even if battery shows good voltage, check it for stamina with a load test. My battery showed good voltage but would plummet to zero once starter was activated. Then go right back to top voltage in a matter of seconds. Is there any way to predict this type of failure?

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Its a bad earth between battery and chassis or starter and chassis

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I'm a VFR guy. The voltage rectifier regulater is notorious for failing. Depending on the year, the voltage should read between 13.5 -16 volts at the battery, running. Too much or not enough voltage points to that weak spot. There are other things that can go wrong, but the rectifier is suspect.<!-- from fixya rte -->

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