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arcticcat400

2000 polaris sportsman starting ?

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well i have a 2000 sportsman 500 that used to run and start good until a while ago if i leave it in the heated garage it starts just fine but if its sits out in the cold for even just an hour or so i hit the start button and i can hear it spinning but not actually kicking over like that starter aint engaging or sumthin i have recently put a new battery in so it isnt that so can someone please help me with this any help is greatly appreciated thanks

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Starter bendex needs to be cleaned and lubed (or replaced)

I would take the starter off and clean and lube the bendex. That should fix it, if not, time for a new one

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I'll third that motion. It happened to a friend of mine when we were at LOW a couple weeks ago. I was very happy the Polaris 500 have a pull cord too.

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thanks for the help but im not familiar with this machine so wheres the starter even at? the bendix? and also my rope broke off so i have no pull start i tried taking the recoil off the other day loosened all the bolts but it wouldnt pull off????

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Your best bet might be to take it in and have it looked at then, or check out hsolist for a manual that could shed a little light on things.

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ok heres an update i worked on the wheeler tonight and got the foot step loose,clutch cover pulled off and the 2 bolts on the starter right behind the clutch but i couldnt get one of them out because the clutch is in the way so do i need to pull the clutch off or what and if so how any help is appreciated thanks

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I used to have the same machine as you and had similar problems. I also had to remove and clean the starter. You will need a clutch puller to remove the clutch. It is relatively easy to do with the tool, it screws in and the clutch will come off. I hope this helps, buy or borrow the clutch puller.

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well i got the starter pulled and cleaned tonight when i took it apart and sprayed some cleaner in it then dumped it out and when i dumped it out alot of dirt ran out with the cleaner then i re sprayed it and blew it out and put it back together waiting till tomorrow to test it

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