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Old 06-08-2018, 09:41 AM
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Hi, new to the boating community. Tried starting my ‘85 Evinrude 90 hp V4. It turned over a couple of times now all I get is a click. Starter? Solenoid? Any other ideas??? Thanks for any assistance! PS, my husband is NOT mechanically inclined.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:17 AM
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Make sure the battery is good and also fully charged. If it's weak, the starter gear won't slide all the way up the shaft to engage the flywheel, hence the "click." The same shaft might also need a spray of WD-40 or equivalent so that the gear slides easily.
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Thank you, but brand new battery 24DCM purchased yesterday. Used WD40 on the starter thingy (goes up to the fly wheel). Next????
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Thank you, but brand new battery 24DCM purchased yesterday. Used WD40 on the starter thingy (goes up to the fly wheel). Next????
Turn key and cross fingers. If same problem, have battery tested. New batteries occasionally are defective. Next thing to check would be starter solenoid.
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