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P500 Bad starter - can the 500 be pull-started?

monaco

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My started just went out - I verified it's full of broken magnets. I'm having trouble finding one locally.

has anyone pull-started a 2015 pioneer? Is it even possible without a clutch?
 
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My started just went out - I verified it's full of broken magnets. I'm having trouble finding one locally.

has anyone pull-started a 2015 pioneer? Is it even possible without a clutch?
I say no.
But then I remember someone telling me it worked. Cant remember if it was a 500 or 700. tho.
Definitely not a 1000.
Anyone remember that post?

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JollyJoker

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I read this post and the next day my starter is making a loud whining noise after you let off the key. Take out the starter (super easy job) and take the starter apart. 3 of the 6 magnets are loose and you can slide them out.

Question is where is the best place to buy a replacement starter? Besides normal maintenance (including a battery) this is the first part I have had to replace on my p500. I show part #31200-HRO-F01

Thanks
 
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monaco

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So my starter went out - about a week before it did the sounds of it had a more distinctive "whine" than usual. I opened t up and the magnets were basically shattered. $285 OEM o_O

I'm in Colorado with the machine so I had no choice. but I see aftermarket ones on amazon. has anyone ever tried one of them?
 
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99Burban

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I have never tried an aftermarket part but i replaced my starter in 2017 and it cost me $85 at the dealer. I wonder why they increased the price by $200???

Maybe Honda has a new supplier?

Partzilla has it listed for $210.84.
 
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I've used aftermarket starters for Ski-Doo snowmobiles and had good results. $65 aftermarket vs $300 from the Doo dealer. Haven't had to replace one on the Hondas yet.
 
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I have never tried an aftermarket part but i replaced my starter in 2017 and it cost me $85 at the dealer. I wonder why they increased the price by $200???

Maybe Honda has a new supplier?

Partzilla has it listed for $210.84.
Wow this is insane. I can’t believe how much they jumped! I bought a new OEM Honda starter for mine a couple months ago for $60! I had to see it to believe it (the price increase). Sorry guys! At that price, I’d buy aftermarket for sure!


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Tstover

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Great, the starter in my '17 is making the dreaded whining noise. Less than 500 miles! Sad to hear they raised the price so much.
 

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Great, the starter in my '17 is making the dreaded whining noise. Less than 500 miles! Sad to hear they raised the price so much.
If I wasn't in a pinch, I'd have given the aftermarket starters a try.
 

Tstover

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If I wasn't in a pinch, I'd have given the aftermarket starters a try.
I ordered an aftermarket one with plans to repair the OEM starter as a backup. Turns out if it is indeed the loose or broken magnet issue, that is the one part of the starter that is unavailable.
 

JollyJoker

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I used 2 part epoxy to glue the 3 loose magnets back in 3 weeks ago and the starter has worked fine everyday since. Let us know how the aftermarket one works when you get it installed. I see I can get one for about $40 on ebay.
 

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My magnets were shattered - the rest of the starter was fine. Is it possible to buy more magnets?
 

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My magnets were shattered - the rest of the starter was fine. Is it possible to buy more magnets?
If you have a local automotive electric rebuild service center, that would be the place to start looking.
 

Tstover

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Put the aftermarket 46 dollar starter in tonight. Easy job, took less than 30 minutes. Took the OEM starter apart and had 2 magnets that were loose. I’ll try to epoxy those magnets in like JollyJoker did and keep it as a back up.
 
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