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LT1045. Starter motor will not start. Removed it

LT1045. Starter motor will not start. Removed it from engine, and it works. Battery is fine.
Is there a relay or fuse issue? 20A fuse
on side appears fine.

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  • dartperry Sep 12, 2009

    Yes, the engine itself turns. It would start if only the engine starter motor would work. Since the starter motor does not start, I cannot get the engine to start.

    I have good battery. I have removed the starter motor from the engine and hooked it up to a power source, and it worked. So, it would appear, to me, that the problem is somewhere between the key and the rest of the electrical system.

    When I turn the key, with the starter motor reinstalled, the lights turn on, but the starter does not. No clicks, no sounds, nothing. With the key on, and I engage the electric clutch, I hear the clutch engage appropriately. So, it appears electricity is getting to the lights and the clutch. From there, I cannot tell. I did confirm the cut-out switch under the seat is functional.
    Now, I am stumped. Are there other cut-out switches to check? Anything else?

  • dartperry Sep 12, 2009


  • Donnie Wilson
    Donnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    does your engine turn over freely?



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You will have a starter solionid follow your starter wire and you will find it there will one wire from the batt and one to the starter and one small wire I bet when you find this solinoid the small will has came unhooked,Thanks I hope this helps you

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