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#10944596 - 06/28/15 08:22 AM Motor question
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Registered: 06/22/15
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Have power to motor, turn the key and the gauges all light up and sound off but it won't even try to turn over, new cranking battery Friday night and all batteries show good charge. Any advise or knowledge would be helpful.
It's an evinrude etec

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#10944607 - 06/28/15 08:33 AM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
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Check kill switch first. Not only the hookup but the relay on the motor. A tech. can tell you which wire to remove to see if it will fire up. Then move to the shift lever sensor.

I have had batteries test OK. Then change it out to find there wasn't enough cranking amps..
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#10944615 - 06/28/15 08:36 AM Re: Motor question [Re: Donald Harper]
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Just checked kill switch, it's in place and all wires behind it are in place, was on lake last night and rain to the ramp grabbed the trailer, got back on the boat and it wouldn't start, had just started fine 15 minutes earlier to make that run to the ramp.

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#10944625 - 06/28/15 08:41 AM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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12v to solenoid? 12v threw solenoid?

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#10944628 - 06/28/15 08:42 AM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
C Worthy Offline
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Could actually be the starter solenoid.
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#10944638 - 06/28/15 08:44 AM Re: Motor question [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Epic backlash Offline
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12 v to

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#10944640 - 06/28/15 08:45 AM Re: Motor question [Re: C Worthy]
Epic backlash Offline
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That's what I was wondering, I'm not a boat mechanic so this next one may sound off...... Will the starter cause it to not even try to turn over?

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#10944675 - 06/28/15 09:09 AM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
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did you have it in neutral?
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#10944680 - 06/28/15 09:13 AM Re: Motor question [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
Epic backlash Offline
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[quote=RodBreaker]did you have it in neutral? [/quot

Yes sir

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#10945126 - 06/28/15 03:01 PM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
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Registered: 10/21/12
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Check the fuse to the motor. some motors has fuse inside the cowl.
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#10945161 - 06/28/15 03:26 PM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
epicoutdoors Offline
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Do you have a breaker on the Pos battery connection cable? It's usually separate from the accessory/dash wires.
Sounds like water got into the ignition circuit somewhere from the rain, the vibration while running to the ramp may have helped it to work it's way in somewhere.

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#10945731 - 06/28/15 09:20 PM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
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Thanks to all who replied, I traced the problem back to under neath the console, the ignition connection had come a little loose...... Ran her this evening no problems!!!

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#10945759 - 06/28/15 09:36 PM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
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Originally Posted By: R6crew
Thanks to all who replied, I traced the problem back to under neath the console, the ignition connection had come a little loose...... Ran her this evening no problems!!!



Good deal, most of the time it's something simple like that and you just have to track it down...
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#10945793 - 06/28/15 10:03 PM Re: Motor question [Re: Doug R.]
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: R6crew
Thanks to all who replied, I traced the problem back to under neath the console, the ignition connection had come a little loose...... Ran her this evening no problems!!!



Good deal, most of the time it's something simple like that and you just have to track it down...





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#10946789 - 06/29/15 12:37 PM Re: Motor question [Re: Epic backlash]
harvey walker Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
Posts: 349
Loc: waco
THANK'S for posting what the problem was, a lot of the time we never find out what happen we someone ask for help.

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