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Even using jumper cables , if the battery has a shorted plate it may still click. It will cause a partial dead short.

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The battery is brand new (bought b/c of this issue). My 2 chargers have a 75A engine start mode & a 200A engine start mode. Guess I'll take the battery in to be load tested... What an acceptable output on a new & charged battery when load testing?
 

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Ok. First, is it turning over? If it is, take a rubber mallet and tap on the tank to see if you have a bad fuel pump. Spark if it turns over? Test solenoid by crossing with a screw driver if not turning over.
 

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Totally disconnect the quad battery and use a car battery with a good set of jumper cables. 12 volts is 12 volts. It should roll over. If it dont it aint the battery.
 
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Thanks tiggershark - did just that, hooked it up to my truck w/ a good set of jumper cables & it still clicks so I guess it's not the battery. So starter or solenoid? Should it start if I touch the solenoid points w/ a screwdriver?
 

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I can hear the fuel pump when I turn the key to on but when I press the start button it only clicks...
 

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Thanks tiggershark - did just that, hooked it up to my truck w/ a good set of jumper cables & it still clicks so I guess it's not the battery. So starter or solenoid? Should it start if I touch the solenoid points w/ a screwdriver?
It should. If it doesn't I would pull the starter.
 

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It doesn't start if I turn both the key & switch on then touch the solenoid contact points w/ a screwdriver so does that mean starter or solenoid? Is Country Cat a good place to order one from?
 

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Put a meter on the starter and see if you get voltage when you cross the solenoid terminals. If you do then the starter is the culprit. If you don’t then the solenoid is the problem.
This of course is all moot if you have a bad connection somewhere.
 

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If you ground the solenoid, it should spin the motor. If not, it is in between the solenoid to the starter. Most likely the starter.
 

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Ground the solenoid?
 

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Yes that is good. Grounding it is bad.
 

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Good to hear
 
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