Yamaha ATV Blown Fuse Q&A
What happens when the starter on a Yamaha ATV keeps blowing a fuse? The problem could be the starter itself, or maybe even a short on the battery cables, and testing the starting system may be in order.
Partzilla’s resident Yamaha ATV expert John Talley livestreams Q&A sessions on our YouTube channel every Friday at 3pm Eastern, and in this session, John addresses problems with a Yamaha Grizzly's starter constantly blowing a fuse.
Yamaha ATV Starter Blowing Fuse
I have a Yamaha Grizzly and the starter keeps blowing the 30 amp fuse. I replaced the starter relay and still have a problem. Any ideas?
John Talley: That’s going to be one of two things. Either A., you’ve got a direct short on your battery cabling or your cable going to the starter, or it’s the starter itself. That would be my bet, that it’s going to be the starter. You can try doing a quick jump, but be careful if you do that across the solenoid. Because if it’s truly the starter and she’s completely locked up, I’ve seen screwdrivers get welded in between those two points. And they wouldn’t want to let go, and then you’re talking about a Chernobyl type of meltdown at that point.
Need some help diagnosing starter problems on your Yamaha ATV? The starting system in a Yamaha ATV is a chain of circuits and components, and failures anywhere along this chain could cause starting problems. The video below gives you a rundown of how to test the starting system on a Yamaha Grizzly 700, including how to test the battery, the starter motor, the relays, the brake light relay and the switches.
Watch the video above to see how to test the starting system in a Yamaha Grizzly ATV.
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