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Another outboard issue

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Hello gang

 

I'm googling like a fat kid on a smartie but wanted your opinions

 

I was fishing all day today... Started my motor around 15 times... Ran at WOT for extended periods

 

Went to start my motor at the last spot and nothing... No slow turn or anything... And my trim wouldn't work...

 

Ended up getting it started with a rope and when I touched the trim button the motor shut down

 

Got off the water and when I got to the gas station the trim worked again so I turned the key to see if it would turn over and nothing... Then the trim wasn't working again either

 

I checked all the fuses already

 

Sonar is reading 12.4 I think... And first dip when I turn the key or try to trim... All my pumps are powered fine...

 

When I turn the key halfway to the "run" position I can hear some faint noises so there is power getting in

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

Mike

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Sounds like it could be a loose wire or a ground issue. Just went through this on my big boat.

Also check the cables going to and from your battery for corrosion or damage, a cable could even have loosened off a bit. Hopefully some of the mechanically inclined can help a bit more.

You could use a tester to check for the amount of juice you are getting to your starter, just because you are getting power doesnt mean you are getting enough to turn it over.

Good luck mike

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Got it down to a battery issue

 

Jumped my truck to my outboard cables and everything worked

 

My battery connections are tight... Clean... And coated in electrical grease...

 

Gunnar test my battery.., it's only 14 months old

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Yes test your battery regardless of age to start. Then if.u.have a multimeter i suggest you start by gigling all wires for a loose condition then if the checks.out start voltage drop testing

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For what its worth i wont use any sort of grease on electrical connections any more, it gets dirty and becomes more of a detriment than anything else.

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Also check the volts when the engine is running . should have 13 + volts .

 

Should be about 14.2 volts running. ;)

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Seeing it worked all day and failed late in the day, maybe look at the alternator, could not be charging and the battery was down from not being kept up.

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