Starter solenoid removal for 05 FLTHpi

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by FloridaScott, May 21, 2014.

  1. CRCKR

    CRCKR Active Member Contributor

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    Hi all,
    I know that I need to drain and open the crank case to replace a starter but can I pop the solenoid out on its own without going though all of this? I have a rebuild kit and I'm trying to save the whole ordeal (especially since I just put brand new synthetic and don't want to try to save it and pump it back in.

    Man, I miss my old kickers. Time to hunt for some basket cases.

    Thanks in advance,
    Scott
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Yes you can, it may be tight quarters to remove, disconnect the battery first, if you have a solenoid repair kit you should have a new gasket be sure to use it and lube the shaft with some lubriplate or a lght grease [​IMG] have a look here
     
  3. CRCKR

    CRCKR Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks man! That saves me a lot of hassle! Rebuild kit is on the way with gasket included. (So is an HD Service Manual , ordered yesterday from the dealership.)

    I appreciate your answer and the words of advice! The rebuild kit is on route and yesterday I called the dealership and ordered a brand new shiny HD Service Manual too.
     
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  4. hobo55

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    Best tool in your box is a manual. Good Luck on it.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good deal, let us know how it turns out, The manual is invaluable:s
     
  6. CRCKR

    CRCKR Active Member Contributor

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    Took the day off and took care of it. That was a (EDIT) but she is up and runnin' again. Super happy that the starter didn't need to be replaced. Plus I get to do most of it over again because I need to replace some gaskets. Still, all in all, solenoid rebuild kit for less than $14 for the rebuild kit and a new quart of oil plus a few hours of work to get riding again is a steal! She is my daily driver come rain or shine (no cage or truck) so as long as I am mobile I am stoked.


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  7. hobo55

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    Good for you man.