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#11808300 - 09/01/16 04:26 PM Help trouble shooting Merc Tachometer
tdavis184 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/06
Posts: 128
Loc: Longview, Tx
1995 Mercury XRi 2.5 Liter 200hp..........Crank engine and tach appears very low in the 300 range. As RPM's rise so does the tach til at about half trottle (just on plane good) the Tach has pegged out at 9000. My plan is to clean connections on rear of Tach and inspect wires for obvious issues. Can anyone tell me how to test grey wire for correct voltage or Resistance? Two new rectifiers/regulators put on last summer. System is charging batteries correctly.
Thanks

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#11808308 - 09/01/16 04:32 PM Re: Help trouble shooting Merc Tachometer [Re: tdavis184]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
You need to reset the poles on the tach.
The black rotating switch. Many times all one has to do is turn right, then back, then turn left, then back to get connection again.
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#11808341 - 09/01/16 04:51 PM Re: Help trouble shooting Merc Tachometer [Re: tdavis184]
tdavis184 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/06
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Thanks Gary..I will try that. I never run boat WOT. Actually very conservative. But I cant stand to have something that is not in correct working order.

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#11809076 - 09/02/16 08:36 AM Re: Help trouble shooting Merc Tachometer [Re: tdavis184]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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FYI, a rectifier going bad or already bad will cause the tach to go crazy or not work at all. Take a look at the rectifier to see if its ever over heated. You will see black tar like stuff running down the outside and maybe some overheated wires that connect to it.
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