New Rhino Owner - Need Starter Help
Recently bought our first 2X2, a 2006 Yamaha Rhino 450. We live on a small lake in central Texas and bought it to putz around the lake. For an older machine, it is in fairly good condition.
We changed all the different lubricants; one problem we have noted is starting. When the key is on, we have a parking break light and a neutral. When the ignition is engaged, sometimes the starter engages and the motor fires right up. However, at other times it sounds as if the starter is engaging, but it does not turn the engine over. After several attempts, it will hit and start.
Another odd thing - if the key is held in start for a brief time, the starter will engage and start the engine.
We can handle Jeeps – had almost 20 over the years; and boat I/Os and OBs, but this Yamaha is new and we are in the early learning phase. We did pick up a shop manual on this Rhino, but it has proven to be of little help this time. So any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance!! GLP