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#12767802 - 05/24/18 09:05 AM Need some help
sliding by Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 108
This morning my 1999 Mercury 75hp engine cranked and ran fine to my first spot. When I went to crank it to move all I got was a dull click noise. Made it back to the house on the trolling motor and checked the battery connections. Tight and no corrosion. Shows 12 volts. Where should I start troubleshooting?

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#12767847 - 05/24/18 09:28 AM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
2014NITROZ-7 Offline
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Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 587
Loc: Texas
Solenoid or starter.I would begin with the solenoid.

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#12767863 - 05/24/18 09:37 AM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
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Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 108
That’s what I was thinking also. Replaced the starter a few months ago.

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#12768588 - 05/24/18 06:17 PM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 802
Amps will start your motor, not the volts. Get a load test on your battery. My 2cents
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#12768694 - 05/24/18 08:01 PM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
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Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 108
Well, I pulled the flywheel cover off and found that the starter was jammed with the flywheel. Knocked them apart and it fired right up.

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#12768702 - 05/24/18 08:10 PM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
Alumacraft 14 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/06
Posts: 249
Loc: Texas
A stuck starter bendix gear is normally a sign of a starting battery failing, I would load test the starting battery, this could happen again.

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#12768843 - 05/24/18 09:50 PM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Tight fit of new starter.
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#12768871 - 05/24/18 10:09 PM Re: Need some help [Re: sliding by]
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Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 108
Gary,

It jammed tip of the tooth of starter to tip of flywheel tooth. Is this something that I should worry about?

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