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Any wrenching tips for replacing solenoid starter for 2001 FXDL?

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Disconnect the battery first thing, negative wire first. The starter on your bike is a Nippondenso type starter. The solenoid and starter motor are built together as a single unit. The solenoid part of the starter is the top part that is shaped like a pentagon. The motor itself is below that part and is round.

You will have to remove the outer primary cover to remove the jack shaft, the little gear that turns the outer clutch drum. When you remove the starter, there is a splined coupling inside that goes in the starter in a particular direction. The end with the bevel goes towards the starter. Make sure you take notice of this and mark it if you can't remember which way it goes in.

Other than this, changing the starter is pretty straight forward.

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How do you remove the starter on a 03 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider?

  1. Removal
    • 1 Remove the seat retainer screw from the seat mounting bracket using a ratchet and Allen driver. Lift the rear of the seat up and slide the seat toward the rear of the bike to disengage the seat from the frame and remove it from the bike.
    • 2 Don a face shield and rubber gloves.
    • 3 Remove the battery cover retaining screw from the bottom of the battery cover using a ratchet and Allen driver. Tilt the top of the battery cover out and lift the cover to disengage it from the battery tray.
    • 4 Remove the negative battery cable from the battery using a 10 mm wrench.
    • 5 Remove the positive battery cable from the battery using a 10 mm wrench.
    • 6 Unhook and remove the battery strap. Remove the battery from the tray. Remove face shield and rubber gloves.
    • 7 Remove the two top battery tray screws from the frame above the battery tray and the bottom battery tray screw from the inside of the battery tray using a ratchet and Allen driver.
    • 8 Remove the battery tray from the bike while guiding the battery cables through the holes in the battery tray.
    • 9 Remove the starter end-cover nut, using a ratchet and socket, and pull the end-cover off the starter.
    • 10 Pull back the protective rubber boot off the positive cable terminal. Using a wrench, remove the positive cable nut and then lift the ring terminal off the starter terminal stud. Unplug the solenoid electrical connector from the solenoid.
    • 11 Remove the two starter retaining bolts from the starter using a ratchet and Allen driver. Pull the starter off the bike. Remove and discard the starter housing O-ring.
    • 12 Inspect the two split-ring bushings in the inner primary case where the starter mounts for slack or looseness. Remove the split-ring bushings and spread them to provide a slight interference fit in the primary housing. Push the split-ring bearings back into position.
    • 13 Install a new starter housing O-ring on the starter assembly. Install the starter assembly on the bike.
    • 14 Apply one drop of Loctite Threadlocker 243 to the treads of the starter retaining bolts. Install the starter retaining bolts and washers and tighten them to 24 to 27 foot-pounds using a foot-pound torque wrench and Allen driver.
    • 15 Install the positive cable ring terminal and nut on the starter terminal stud. Tighten the nut to 65 to 85 inch-pounds using an inch-pound torque wrench and socket. Push the protective boot securely over the positive cable terminal. Plug the solenoid electrical connector into the solenoid.
    • 16 Position the starter end-cover on the starter and install the nut, using a ratchet and socket.
    • 17 Place the battery tray in position while guiding the battery cables through the holes in the tray.
    • 18 Install the upper and lower battery tray screws and washers. Tighten the screws to 96 to 120 inch-pounds, using an inch-pound torque wrench and Allen driver.
    • 19 Guide the battery cables into the recesses at the upper corners of the battery tray.
    • 20 Don face shield and rubber gloves.
    • 21 Place the battery in the battery tray with the terminals facing out. Snap the battery strap in position.
    • 22 Install the positive battery cable and cable bolt. Tighten the bolt to 60 to 70 inch-pounds using an inch-pound torque wrench and socket.
    • 23 Install the negative battery cable and cable bolt. Tighten the bolt to 60 to 70 inch-pounds, using an inch-pound torque wrench and socket.
    • 24 Remove the face shield and rubber gloves.
    • 25 Apply a light coat of corrosion retardant grease or petroleum jelly to the terminals.
    • 26 Install the battery cover and screw. Tighten the screw securely using a ratchet and Allen driver.
    • 27 Place the seat on the bike. Lift the rear of the seat and slide it forward to engage the seat tab in the frame slot. Lower the rear of the seat and install the seat retainer screw through the seat mounting bracket. Tighten the seat retainer screw securely using a ratchet and Allen driver. Lift up on the seat to make certain that it is mounted securely on the bike.

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The clicking sound is coming from your starter solenoid. Which could mean your solenoid or starter or both are bad. But don't rush out and buy replacements until you have troubleshot the problem a little. First, try a jump start. If that works and the car starts, then either your battery is not putting out enough amperage to turn your engine over, which could mean your battery cables are corroded and not making good connection or your alternator is not charging your battery when the car is running. If it started, suggest you take it to an auto parts store and have them test your battery and alternator.

Now if it doesn't start when jump starting, you still need to do some more troubleshooting. Yes, it could be the solenoid and or the starter, but it could also be something internal to the engine. Take off the serpentine belt and try to turn the engine over with a large socket wrench. If it turns, then it is your starter/solenoid, if it doesn't then it is internal to your engine.

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Going to need to replace starter solenoid or starter (usually solenoid is no longer available sperately). You can always pull it out and take it to the local parts store for testing.

TIP: Sometimes whacking the starter with a wrench or hammer a couple of times will get it going.

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take off the passenger side front tire and youll have to use a couple of socket extensions to get it, make sure to jack and block car correctly. when you remove the tire you should be able to see the top bolt with a droplight through the wheelwell
access is through the wheelwell I believe.


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