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  • Starter works but has a high whine sound.

    Posted by Scott on August 9, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Hi,

    I have a 2011 victory cross roads and the starter has a very high whine. It starts every time but just doesn’t sound right, is this normal.

    Scott replied 1 month, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • John

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 6:25 am

    Its either the bearings running dry or there a build up of rust between the stator and the armature core, the later happened to my 2012 XC took it apart, clean it, oiled the bearings and sealed the armature with clear laquer.
    This I did 4 years ago and still running quiet after 35000 miles.
    Rylan has a video of how to get the starter motor out and service it.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by  John.
  • Rylan

    Administrator
    August 10, 2022 at 6:45 am

    Yes, lube the starter bushings (or just replace the starter).

    https://youtu.be/v3dcS7S-ryIhttps://youtu.be/v3dcS7S-ryI

  • Scott

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Thanks John and Rylan! Great video!