02-16-2004, 09:37 PM
has anyone else had this problem? my dad and I have 03 800 x's and his has elec start. after a day out (we go cross country and trails) and if the sled sits out overnight the elec start freezes up and will not crank. after you pull it to get it going and put some miles on it, it starts working again. I thinks its because the starter is under the exhaust pipe and it gets water in it then freezes. any help?
havn't had any problems on my 600 ho electric start, but it sits in a covered trailer at night, still cold enough to freeze though.... I hope it's just a loose connection on yours somewhere....changing that starter in the rev does not look like a lot of fun!!
thanks dooz :slick: :slick:
02-17-2004, 10:03 PM
yeah ours usually stay in too but we rode over to our cabin and they sat out. its going in to be checked over friday.
02-18-2004, 12:02 AM
If it's jammed with ice or frozen, you should be able to hear the solenoid click and/or drive engaging...... can you hear this clicking when you turn the key?
02-18-2004, 12:11 AM
yes it does click, and sometimes it just buzzes. then after a few miles on the trail it will work. the batterey is new too.
I've seen a few of the new starters go bad. In a Rev you need to remove the clamp on the lh side for the sway bar. That covers a hole to get at the bottom bolt, it's under the plastic bushing.
02-18-2004, 12:14 PM
You don't have any aftermarket things that are running on the batery do you ? Sounds like by riding it you are re-charging the batery, may have some weak cells. I havent seen the placement on the rev's yet, are the bateries hard to get to and change ?
02-18-2004, 07:39 PM
yes My 03 600 Rev freezes up just like yours. must be getting snow down there when in powder.
02-18-2004, 11:05 PM
the battery is right there when you open up the exhaust side cover. easy as pie to get at. its on its second batt already.