Starting Problem

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Guythunder, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Guythunder

    Guythunder Member

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    I have a 1991 Fatboy, Just lately when I go to start it I have got to push the starter switch three or four time before anything happens. It doesn't click or do anything but it will start after a few times of hitting the starting switch. I have put in a new starter switch thinking it would solve my problem but it didn't
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The next thing I would look at would be the starter relay and the connections.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Short across the starter solenoid to rule out the starter being the problem
     
  4. Guythunder

    Guythunder Member

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    Do you need to remove the oil tank to get to the relay, I can see it but I can't get to it.

    I will also give this a try Thanks.
     
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  5. mc2

    mc2 Active Member Contributor

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    I had a similar problem.
    After cleaning the clean connections, I put the accessory lead (for the air pump) on top of the battery connection (rather than below it). All is fine.
    Good luck.