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    How do you replace the starter 2014 1000x

    2014 Wildcat 1000X I need to replace my starter anybody know how or best way,any videos out there?
    Also will it make your machine cut off when it's completely out?I got it fired up and was driving down the road and machine just quit on me,had to be towed back.Turn the key and very very very loud noise.I'm sure the starter is done.
    any help would be appreciated.Remember, rubber side down.

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    This is my project starting tomorrow. I can only say I hope you are putting in the upgraded starter kit for the '14s. Different starter and gear. If you put in the same old part ur asking for $$ trouble. The kit I got from MLS has instructions, and it doesn't seem complicated. Some have said you have to remove the cockpit plastic. I don't know, but I'm taking off the skids to see if I can do it from down below. Besides, it's oil and filter time, and that task is a whole lot easier with the skid removed.
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    all u need to remove is the rear skid plate to do the starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMAN View Post
    all u need to remove is the rear skid plate to do the starter.
    That makes me happy. Well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as happy as is possible considering I'm a rain cloud saturated grumpy old fart!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV Superfreak View Post
    2014 Wildcat 1000X I need to replace my starter anybody know how or best way,any videos out there?
    Also will it make your machine cut off when it's completely out?I got it fired up and was driving down the road and machine just quit on me,had to be towed back.Turn the key and very very very loud noise.I'm sure the starter is done.
    any help would be appreciated.Remember, rubber side down.
    You need to check and make sure that the starter gear did not break out the boss it rides in inside the engine. Although fairly rare (5% maybe) it happens often enough that I know 1 guy personally that had it happen, and have seen several cars at the dealership with the same issue. The upgrade SandSissy is talking about helps keep it from happening, but yours sounds like it might have already happened. Be sure to take the gear out and inspect everything real well with a bright flashlight. Doghouse on here could tell you all about his.

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    To replace the gear, you need to remove the side engine cover. Depending on which exhaust you have, you may need to remove the exhaust to get the cover off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgrotel View Post
    To replace the gear, you need to remove the side engine cover. Depending on which exhaust you have, you may need to remove the exhaust to get the cover off.
    I didn't even think about that. And that might be why the cockpit plastic has to be removed. Now I'm gonna go down to the barn tomorrow in a bad mood. Happy Tuesday!!!!
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    You don't need to remove any plastic. I switched from the older style exhaust to the newer style on my 2013 and did not have to remove any plastics for that header back swap. I also have changed my fair share of starters and gears, no plastic needed to be removed.
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    I have a Dragonfire exhaust. The front pipe curls down over the cover. I'll check it out, but not optimistic about this. Hell, the new steering slider took at least 2 hours today. The starter shouldn't be any easier!

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    Thanks for the feedback,Who is MLS and do you have a part # and maybe a phone #? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV Superfreak View Post
    Thanks for the feedback,Who is MLS and do you have a part # and maybe a phone #? Thanks in advance.
    MLS is one of our biggest Supporting Vendors! They are always helpful, and usually have different items on sale, or at least lower than normal prices. They are located down the road from you in Kentucky. #502-863-0920. You're not really new, just haven't posted much? I don't know if you know your way around the site, but click the forum tab on the green header bar and that will take you to all the sub sections. Scroll down to see all the Supporting Vendors we have.
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    Thank You,Thank You,Thank You.I will be in touch with them,I appreciate all the help.
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    All done, no problems,Thanks for all the help.

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    Someone please tell me HOW to get that starter off. I can't even get a wrench or socket on the bolts from below. I have the bottom skid plate off but still can't get at the bolts. Is it any easier if I take the plastic off behind the drivers seat ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catmancando View Post
    Someone please tell me HOW to get that starter off. I can't even get a wrench or socket on the bolts from below. I have the bottom skid plate off but still can't get at the bolts. Is it any easier if I take the plastic off behind the drivers seat ?
    oops, I was trying the wrong bolts. I was trying the 7mm bolts that hold the starter together. When I realized the torx bolts held it to the engine, it came off much easier. One thing that wasted about an hour was trying to bolt the new starter on. The holes in the new starter body are round. The old starter holes are oval. I took the end off the old starter body and put it on the new starter and it went on instantly. No idea why the old one has oval holes which make it easier to bolt on and the new ones have round holes that do not line up. Do yourself a favour and put the old starter end on the new one before you try to bolt it on. It's also a little easier if you remove the oil filter. The instructions don't tell you to drain the engine oil but you better do that or you will end up with a mess. I'm glad that nightmare is over. The new "Extreme Duty" starter sounds much better without that scary bang, clunk when it's shut off.


 
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