low power from solenoids


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low power from solenoids

Postby blueeagle » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:14 pm



What is the problem when the solenoid next to the battery case on a GL1500 SE 1993 (B) post reads 12.67V and the (M) side of the solenoid reads 9.38V when applying the start switch. I have changed to a new solenoid put no luck



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Re: low power from solenoids

Postby ct1500 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:06 pm

blueeagle wrote:What is the problem when the solenoid next to the battery case on a GL1500 SE 1993 (B) post reads 12.67V and the (M) side of the solenoid reads 9.38V when applying the start switch. I have changed to a new solenoid put no luck


12.67 is battery voltage with starter not turning. M side is when starter is engaged and if you have 9.38 there, you will have 9.38 at battery post unless battery to Relay A cable has high resistance.

Connect the volt meter to battery posts and engage starter again, if still 9.38 or a bit higher that is too low and battery is most likely no good.
This is what I do
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Re: low power from solenoids

Postby blueeagle » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:56 am

Thanks it was not the battery but a fuse located on the left side of the battery negative terminal
coming out of a wiring harness :D

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Re: low power from solenoids

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:30 pm

blueeagle wrote:Thanks it was not the battery but a fuse located on the left side of the battery negative terminal
coming out of a wiring harness :D


This really peaks my interest....For the life of me,I cannot find any relationship between any of the fuses and the start solenoid main wires.....
Nothing about the fuse explanes the cause of the low starting voltage on the starter wire...There's not a single fuse in that circuit..
It is usually associated with,either a weak battery,corroded battery terminals or the battery ground lug....




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