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Mercury Quicksilver (1996) 3000 control box? -- Intermittent

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Mercury Quicksilver (1996) 3000 control box? -- Intermittent starting -- for a while, needed to jiggle control box handle to get engine to engage. Finally, it doesn't work at all -- solenoid clicks, but can't get engine/flywheel to move/turnover. I had a guy put in new control cables before leaving on a trip to Powell last week. When I looked in the back of the control box, it looked like he slathered everything in grease. I'm starting to wonder if the contacts on the switch are covered too. Unfortunately, I don't even know what the neutral safety switch looks like or where it might be found.
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Customer: Have not yet checked voltage on each side of the solenoid. I've tightened all the battery cables, and tried different battery. No significant oxidation was on the terminals and cables.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.
Hello, my name is***** will assist you.What is the engine that you are working on?Do you have a multimeter?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Merc Force 50ELPT. 1996I just bought a multimeter
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.
Ok, great. Are you near the engine now?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Charles replied 5 months ago.
Will you be there soon? Or do you wish for me to write it out?

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