startup problems on 03 heritage softtail

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by gearhead54, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. gearhead54

    gearhead54 New Member

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    when attempting startup, solenoid clicks repeatedly, but starter does nothing. I've been to a couple places that give test proceedures, but know no more now than before. I think the solenoid may be bad, but not sure. Could it be the starter relay?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Have you checked all the connections, including the socket the starter relay is in? Start with the easy stuff like battery connections and make sure everything is clean and tight. Doesn't hurt to use dielectric grease on all of those connections either. Make sure you check those connections at the starter too.
     
  3. gearhead54

    gearhead54 New Member

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    everything checks out. the simple stuff is ok
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    And the battery has been load tested? What is the last thing you did to the bike before this started?