I have an 87 Warrior that I am trying to get in great "trustworthy" shape to hit the trails. I have been doing some updating on minor equipment to give myself confidence on reliability when out and about. Here goes where my issue is...
I just replaced the starter and solenoid with brand new ones. I stated with the starter first. The new one would not turn over at all but would hear chatter from the 2 rear relays by the solenoid. I swapped back in the old one and it has the same issue now! I then replaced the stater solenoid thinking that could be the issue. Once I turn the key and press the start button (just once) I now hear a whine from the starter. The next issue is I take the key out and turn the switch to off, I continue to hear that whine maybe every 10 seconds for a second or 2. Something is now trying to continue to start while the key is out and system off. One thing I noticed is the 2 wires on the solenoid harness were swapped compared to the original, but they had nuts holding them on so I was able to swap them the correct way (the original was factory soldered). It is still giving me the same issue.
Once I disconnect the battery and connect back up, the noises stop and will not resume again until I make another attempt to start. I am getting around 13V from the battery. The first time this happened, I hooked a charger up (not knowing it would continue to try to start) and started to hear the noise and seen the current meter on the charger spike every time it would "whine"
Anyone have any knowledge on this or where to start troubleshooting to get it running again?