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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Just picked the 03 Virage up to mess with, as it wasn't running from PO. This my 1st jet ski and after looking inside kinda lost. When I got home battery was @5 volts. No water so charged overnight and got up to 12 volts.
Went to try and start nothing so checked fuses 1 blown replaced now gauge lites up , no start just a click. Noticed the connector to the solenoid was lose but it just turns won't tighten.
Could that be the problem?
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Check the voltage when trying to start it. Needs to be better than 10.5-11 when you hit the button. Is it a single click, or rapid clicking ?
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1click and like I said one of the connections on solenoid is loose and just spins when trying to tighten
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Single click is prob because of the bad connection.
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Will have to replace as there is noway to get off without destroying. Thanks
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It may be cross threaded. Try removing it with the cable, secure the relay to a bench, put a wrench on it, and hit the wrench with a hammer or something. The fast shock may loosen it. If not your going to have to cut the nut.
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Replaced the solenoid, battery cutoff and buttons on handle bar and got it to fire and ran just a bit. Question is now why is the Forward / Reverse lever so hard to move. It seems to be binding up. Where to check??
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Prob the cable but i would lube all the pivot points first.
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Prob the cable but i would lube all the pivot points first.
Is there a diagram showing these, and how it is supposed to work?
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Here's a great post about it. Look down a bit and there's step by step instructions.
How to repair a stiff/jammed Reverse lever on Virage, MSX, Genesis with reverse lever

Here's some more Polaris info that should interest you.
https://sites.google.com/site/polarispwcknowedge/Home
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