In the second of my two Revs apparently going down this weekend, while on the trail my son mentioned the low battery lamp was flashing and the sled was beeping. I assumed the battery was low and that the beeping was associated so we just proceeded on home.
I rode the sled for a bit (mine died in the middle of the lake) and I noticed that the very top part of the EMS/Engine Management System was also lit. The rest of the lamp wasn't lit making it very hard to notice, so I'm not sure if the bulb is just dead or not. While I was riding it, the sled would either beep a short beep or a longer beep, usually separated by a second or more. The interval was varied and it wasn't always a fixed pattern - it almost seemed random.
Went out today to start it so I could park it near my garage and charge the battery. Electric start didn't work. Sled started with a pull but it kept sputtering out and hesitating and did not want to be rev'ed even a bit or it would die. EMS lamp does not appear to be on.
I put my NOCO booster pack on it, and it seemed better but still uneven. You could hear it idling, and it would sound like it would just about die, then go back to a normal idle. Moved the sled near the garage. NOCO charger says the battery is at 100%. I measured voltage on battery and it's at 11.8 V.
I've left the charger on it but wondering if something is wrong here. My other sled seized up on the same trip (I think). Coincidence ? I'd topped both sleds up with coolant and oil.
Any advice would be appreciated. Anything more than simple things like replacing a fuse or a battery (for either sled), I'm probably going to have to bring it to a shop in which case my season is probably over.
THanks for reading.