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Hi I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on a starting problem I am having with my 1995 Seadoo XP. I do not know to much about seadoo so any help would be greatly appreciated

I took the XP out last weekend and it seemed to have a few problems

1 - When trying to get it to start you need to pump on the throttle a bit and hold the starter button down and this seems to be draining the battery fast. Any suggestions? Also sometimes when you give it full throttle it does not go, if you let the throttle in and out a few times it grabs and goes Any suggestions?

2 - It ran ok for about 2 hours then died on me, now it only clicks when trying to start it will not turn over just makes a clicking noise, the clicking seems to be coming from the solenoid in the electrical box could this be a bad solenoid? Or possibly something else?

Your feedback is greatly appreciated

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At least part of your problem sounds like the battery. Charge it for at least 24hrs and see if your electrical strarting problem continues. If your battery is more than a couple years old, I would just replace it. Another simple try would be to pull the plugs after it not firing for you and get a small torch and heat the plugs. Put them back in and try it, if it fires up right away either regap them or replace them. Hope it helps. Jason
 

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If it's clicking charge that battery and make sure all the cables are tight on the cdi boc and the battery sounds like a bad connection. If you just press the start button and it clicks once than the starter is bad and you need a new one.
 

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If it's clicking charge that battery and make sure all the cables are tight on the cdi boc and the battery sounds like a bad connection. If you just press the start button and it clicks once than the starter is bad and you need a new one.
It is possible to service the starter yourself. Replacment brushes are available but you will need a large soldering iron or maybe a fine nozzle heat torch to solder them in place. Providing your bearings windings and bendix gear are in good condition it will be as good as new.

I agree with the other guys on the battery issue. If your battery is not holding a charge then the whole electrical system could be running at less than 10 volts which will certainly effect engine performance even if you are able to start it.
 

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I have also seen cases where the ground wire was not tightened properly. This can also come into play if the battery is good, check your ground wire....
 
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