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Genie Z45/25

Discussion in 'Forklifts/Telehandlers' started by Matt Wagoner, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Matt Wagoner

    Matt Wagoner New Member

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    2006 Genie Z45/25 Dual Fuel Ford LRG 425, everything works great except starting. It seems real hesitant to start almost like dead battery, checked battery, even put a fresh one on, still has a bad hesitation, like its hard for motor to turn over, eventually it the rpms will get faster and it will start, the lag is just very annoying, any help?
     
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    Have starter checked out?
     
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    Check your cable connections, grounds and then the relay/starter.

    If you have a meter, check how much voltage drop you see while cranking.
     
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    x2 on the voltage drop test. too many starters or batteries bought when it's a cable problem
     
  5. idomaiownstunts

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    I'm having this issue.. several times starting works good voltage drop barley. machine is charging 14.4v when running

    one of the times it drops to 11.5 from 12.5 and doesn't start I have bench tested the starter and its working properly new battery in the machine too.. genie 45/25
     
  6. Txhayseed

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    Take a set of jumper cables. Clamp the negative then clamp directly to one of the starter mounting bolts. See if that changes anything
     
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    implying remove my ground from the battery go from battery to starter bolt / block?
     
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    Txhayseed Well-Known Member

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    Leave the ground. Just use the jumper cable to ground the starter to the battery
     
  9. Txhayseed

    Txhayseed Well-Known Member

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    You didnt have a big amp draw at all. But the starter gets a direct hot straight from the battery. Give it a direct ground temporarily and see if it changes anything
     
  10. idomaiownstunts

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    ok if this helps then what? my ground is bad from battery? I'm going to be installing a different battery when I see the machine again. but any help prior going would be helpful