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How to do you test boat starter 8 cylinder : I would like to

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how to do you test boat starter for mercruiser 8 cylinder
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Customer: I would like to know how to remove the starter
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Customer: engine is frozen and can not crank, what type of battery do i used, the number on the starter is Bestest 83-0485X below the sticker is 73ll5333, how would a used engine or new would cost
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 10 months ago.

Hello. My name is Tan.

The best way to test a starter is to have it installed on the engine and crank it. If you pull the starter off and just put voltage to it it will spin but that isn't a load.

What seems to be your issue?

Low voltage to the starter is the most common issue for a starter when it won't turn engine over.

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