2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 408Get this manual

2012 Sportsman 400/500 and EFI Tractor Service Manual 9923412, Page 408

ELECTRICAL STARTER SYSTEM TESTING FLOW CHART Condition: Starter fails to turn motorNOTE: Make sure engine crankshaft is free
Voltage Testing Drop Test starter solenoid coil by connecting an ohmmeter between the solenoid wire and the solenoid mounting
plateCheck solenoid ground path by measuring resistance between mounting plate and battery negative terminal (-)There should
be no continuity Reconnect the solenoidConnect the tester black lead to the battery positive and the red lead to the solenoid
end of the battery-to-solenoid wireDepress starter buttonReading should be less than .1 Vdc Yes Connect the black tester
lead to solenoid end of battery-to-solenoid cableConnect red tester lead to solenoid end of solenoid-to-starter cableDepress
starter buttonReading should be less than .1 Vdc Clean the battery-to-solenoid cable ends or replace the cable Replace the
starter solenoid Yes Connect the black tester lead to the solenoid end of the solenoid-to-starter cableConnect the red tester