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My 2001 125 Mercury 2 stroke does not turn over when I try

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My 2001 125 Mercury 2 stroke does not turn over when I try to start it. Batteries are good. My gauges work, my motor tilt works. No sound from motor.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** you have a volt meter to do some voltage tests?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Waiting for your answer.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Ok can you jump the start solenoid from the battery cable connection on the start solenoid to the yellow/red wire terminal on the solenoid? Does the engine crank? This can be done with a piece of wire.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can try to do so. I am not at my motor now. My engine does not crank.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Battery is good.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there? I will sign off and try it soon.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
I understand that that is why I ask if you had a volt meter. The jumper is to determine if the starter and the solenoid work. The jumper wire is bypassing the rest of the start circuit. Since you don't have a volt meter we have to do alternative testing. I'm trying to work it so we can find the problem without a volt meter. If you can't do these checks let me know and I will opt out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will get a volt meter from my neighbor and try it. Also, I can jump wire. I will be back to you with the results. Thanks.
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.
Ok great. The volt meter will make this much easier.

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